Silkie Hen Not Laying Anymore?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sven, May 19, 2012.

  1. sven

    sven In the Brooder

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    I have a young silkie hen that started laying about a month or so ago. She laid about 4 eggs and now has stopped for about 3 weeks now. Hasnt laid an egg since. Any reasons for this?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

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    Silkies are not as dependable layers as many other breeds. They are very good at being broody though. Is she making cooing sounds or sitting in a nest like area?
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2012
  3. sven

    sven In the Brooder

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    Yeah she makes alot of different sounds. She makes nests in the grass outside but she also explores around. So i really dont know. Is there any way to encourage her to lay eggs?
     
  4. Are you sure she isn't laying them in the yard somewhere?
     
  5. sven

    sven In the Brooder

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    Hmmm, I dont think she is, ive done a few quick searches. I might go search again. But I'm pretty sure she isant.
     
  6. They can lay in places that'd amaze you... LOL
     
  7. sven

    sven In the Brooder

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    Hmm, Well I searchd my whole backyard and couldnt find any eggs. [​IMG]

    So now i dont know...
     

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