Silkie info

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lilarabookworm, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. lilarabookworm

    lilarabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone is sending me 4 silke eggs in the spring and I wanted to know all I could about their personalities and laying qualitied. Ive heard that they are pretty poor egg layers but anyone have an average per week? but as long as i get one of them im happy. They are absolutely adorable
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  2. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie lays 6 out of 7 days. Eggs are small but so is she. Great yolk to white proportion that makes the best fried egg sandwich.
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I don't think they poor egglayers, they just go broody often so when they are setting they arent' laying. Mine lay well as long as they aren't broody.
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the silkie eggs smaller then the 1st. one I picked from one of my bantam hens ? LOOK at this . Large egg is from one of my barred rocks .... Little one is from a cochrin bantam


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    Little one is an 1- 1/2 long and large is 3 inches
     
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  5. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks about right to me.
     

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