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silkie eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hennyhandler, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    I just got a female silkie and she is pretty young so I was wondering if it is due to this, the stress or just because they are prone to be broody that I have not seen an egg. It has been about five days. What do ya'll think?
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Apr 11, 2011
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    How old is she? You say she's young, maybe she isn't laying yet. Stress and a new environment can cause them to stop laying for a while. Give her some time, I'm sure she'll lay you an egg and promptly go broody soon!
     
  3. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    U.S.A.
    Chickens' combs do turn a deeper color when they begin to lay. An adult Silkie will have a purplish comb.
    And yes, Silkies are prone to broodiness. They are excellent mother hens and very sweet.
     

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