Silkie Egg Laying Habit

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by m2wandc, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Silkies generally start laying eggs later then normal sized hens? We have a silkie that is 2.5 weeks younger then our other hen and our other hen started laying eggs a little over a month ago...I sort of thought about 2 weeks later we might start seeing some from the silkie...is there anything I should be watching her for (for her safety?)

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  2. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    How old is you silkie? Mine started about 6 mo.
     
  3. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were born May 6th...soooo I'm doing math in my head...(could be dangerous..LOL) I'm guessing she's about 6 months old now...
     
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    exactly 6 months and 4 days
     
  5. CloggingChicken

    CloggingChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Our two silkies started around 7 months old. Don't give up.
     
  6. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my silkies in May and some are laying now and still waiting on others....How weird they are....I think they will all start when they are ready! The sooner the better though!!
     
  7. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it's like puberty,...we all do it 'around' the same time, but on our own time table [​IMG]
     

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