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Silkie expert HELP HELP!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Obyli, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Obyli

    Obyli Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    California Torrance
    I got 4 silkies.....
    They are all around 6 months old.
    One of them i thought she was a rooster, she started laying a month ago...around 22 weeks....
    She is being broody right now and she is hatching her own eggs.
    The other 3, theres no sign of crowing/laying/whatever.
    I thought those 3 were hen but now idk.
    When will the other 3 lay?/ when will they start crowing?
    I AM SOOOO Confused.

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Silkies usually take FOREVER to start laying. One of mine started at 6 months, and the other at 7 months of age. Twenty-two weeks is VERY early for a silkie. Do you have a rooster (other than the potential of a silkie rooster)?? If not, then of course your laying silkie's eggs won't hatch (you probably knew that, but you never know...lol).
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Songster

    Sep 24, 2011
    Jacksonville N.C
    Do you have any pics. One of my hens lays every day, the other 2 i'll get one form them at random times. If you had pics I probley could tell you.
  4. Obyli

    Obyli Chirping

    Jun 17, 2011
    California Torrance
    ya its fertilled because i used to have a white leghorn rooster, but i gave it away. I even candled and saw blood vessels, she was setting on 6 but 2 weren't fertile so now she has 4. If the egg hatched it would be White leghorn X white silkie XD so i am excited of how they would look.
    The silkie that was laying lays 1 egg a day and she was laying white being broody too. But now she stopped and focused on sitting on her eggs. She was laying more than my white leghorn hen HAHA..but half of the size of the white leghorn egg.
    I ll try to get pic tomorrow:)
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

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