Silkie laying - when do they start?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by possumhunter, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand they don't begin laying around 20 weeks like the standard breeds, is that correct? Most will wait until the next spring? I hatched some out over Christmas and want to know if I can expect any eggs this summer or will I have to wait until next summer?
     
  2. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkies started laying at about five to six months. If you hatched Silkies over this Christmas, they should start to lay about late May or June.[​IMG]
     
  3. possumhunter

    possumhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yippee! I really hope so! I'm not patient enough to wait until spring of 2011! [​IMG]
     

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