Silkie laying soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by slkyldy4evr, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

    174
    9
    39
    Dec 29, 2016
    America
    I have 7 silkies that will be 19 weeks old on Wednesday 1 roo and 6 pullets, recently, one of the girls had been ; Checking out the nesting boxes, wattle/comb getting larger/redder, and her earlobes have doubled in size since yesterday (my roosters earlobes got larger a day or two before he started mounting the pullets) and hanging out around the rooster every day and fluffing her feathers around him and making a bababababakak noise, I was wondering how long it should be until she starts laying eggs. And I have a few others that are checking out the boxes a little and earlobes are getting a little bigger, what about them?
    Any ideas would help:D
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

    17,770
    6,205
    496
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's pretty young for a silkie. They normally don't start laying until 6-8 months of age, but you never know.
     
  3. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Out Of The Brooder

    174
    9
    39
    Dec 29, 2016
    America
    I understand that but I've heard of multiple occasions where silkies begin laying at 4 months. So I was wondering if those are signs that they are to begin laying soon? But thanks:)
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    10,553
    3,785
    461
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Yes, the signs are all there. It shouldn't be but a few days and you should have an egg.

    I have a 22 week-old Cream Legbar that just laid her first egg. She has been with three other older pullets in a coop that has been getting augmented light for the past few months. If your Silkie has been exposed to augmented light, it wouldn't be unusual to get early eggs.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by