Silkie Laying Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brodysam, May 12, 2010.

  1. brodysam

    brodysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have recently gotten a blue silky hen. She has a chick with her that is approximately one week old. Today I found an egg in her nest with the chick and I'm wondering about laying habits of silkies. I know they are very broody and not great layers, but is it surprising that she would be laying again while she still has her chick? Does this mean she is about finished taking care of him/her? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. medan

    medan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the age of the chick
     
  3. brodysam

    brodysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably between 1 to 2 weeks old.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    My Silkie did the same thing. She hatched her clutch, and within 10 days was laying eggs again. I took the chicks from her, because I thought she just ignored them.
     

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