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Silkie never layed an egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sydneychicks, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Sydneychicks

    Sydneychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    We have a silkie hen that has never layed an egg, she is about a year old. We have another silkie hen that we got at the same time and she started laying about 5 months ago.
    I know silkies are slow starters when it comes to laying eggs, but, wanted to see if this is normal.
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    mmm a year is a long time but they do say thebetter the quality of silkie the longer they take to lay-are you sure she hasnt and the other silkie is getting the credit for the eggs:)??
     
  3. Sydneychicks

    Sydneychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    No, we are pretty sure she has never layed an egg.

    She is lovely and a great pet and so we don't mind if she never lays, but, just curious if it was normal for a silkie.

    Thanks
     

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