Silkie hen quit laying,

jaretc

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 3, 2013
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silkies dont nesacearily have long laying lives... hers might have just ran short. dont take it for me though... i wanted silkies but have never had chickens. so i bought some from tractor supply instead of spending $100 to possible lose them in shipping or something. i did do a lot of research though
 

realsis

Crazy for Silkies
7 Years
Jan 17, 2013
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California
I raise s silkies and in my experience silkies can go off there lay for lots of little reasons. if they are moved around or bothered or just not comfortable they can go off lay . also if they are not feeling well. sometimes when pullets first come into lay they are not regular yet.my pullet just came into lay two months ago she laid two eggs then nothing last month then I got an egg four days ago then nothing else yet. I think when they first start to lay its not a real regular thing until there bodies get used to it. this could be what's happening. but the black poo would have me concerned too. does it look like old blood? are you certain she didn't eat any berries or anything to stain the poo.worst case could be old blood from inside her from something. hopefully not. keep a close watch on her for ANY other symptoms. is her abdomen normal? no swelling or any thing like that? just watch her. she's eating And Drinking Normally Right? Not Losing Any Weight? IF you notice any other symptoms then it could be cause for concern. right now I'd just keep a close eye on her. she could have ate something that changed the color of her feces. I wish you the best of luck. hopefully she will return to normal soon. I hope this was helpful in some way.
 

mrswhiskers

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jul 17, 2012
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Southeastern Utah
She has only laid about 10 eggs since she started laying. She was laying every other day. We had 3 of her eggs in the incubator that hatched this week. I got 5 silkies in July and ended up with 4 roosters and 1 sweet little hen. Hope I can get a couple more hens. She is active and eating good. I will watch her closely. Thanks for your help.
 

realsis

Crazy for Silkies
7 Years
Jan 17, 2013
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374
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California
yours had laid more than mine hahaha !!good luck with your babies. I hope she gets regular real soon. I hope mine does too! not to worry though its fairly normal when they first come into lay
 

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