silkie Help

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lolgirl101, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. lolgirl101

    lolgirl101 New Egg

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    When do silkies start laying eggs?
     
  2. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our silkies have always started laying a bit sooner than our other birds. I've never really kept good track of the weeks, but I think it was around week 21 or 22.

    How old are your silkies?
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    To the contrary, mine always lay later than my other breeds. Most of them are laying by 8 months, but I've had some wait more than a year before giving me an egg. When they'll start greatly depends on their quality and who's line you've gotten. Mine are breeder quality, and they take a while to get going. It seems that hatchery quality birds tend to lay much earlier.
     

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