Silkie not laying eggs

stepdrw29

Hatching
Jul 21, 2021
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We have had three silkies for about a year now. We got them when they were around 4 months old. Two are roosters and one is a hen. The hen has yet to lay eggs. Any recommendations to get her laying? We have changed the direction the coup is facing, allow them to be free range, bought egg laying food and even put plastic eggs in the stray as a decoy. Nothing seems to be working. Any other suggestions?
 

Abpoultry

Chirping
Apr 4, 2021
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We have had three silkies for about a year now. We got them when they were around 4 months old. Two are roosters and one is a hen. The hen has yet to lay eggs. Any recommendations to get her laying? We have changed the direction the coup is facing, allow them to be free range, bought egg laying food and even put plastic eggs in the stray as a decoy. Nothing seems to be working. Any other suggestions?
Having more cockerals than hens can be quite stressful for a hen, that could be it
 

ForTheLoveOfSilkies

Free Ranging
Aug 18, 2019
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Australia
We have had three silkies for about a year now. We got them when they were around 4 months old. Two are roosters and one is a hen. The hen has yet to lay eggs. Any recommendations to get her laying? We have changed the direction the coup is facing, allow them to be free range, bought egg laying food and even put plastic eggs in the stray as a decoy. Nothing seems to be working. Any other suggestions?
Pics please to confirm hen? You said you free range them?- how much land do they range on and have you checked for possible secret nests? If it is a hen then she may have decided to lay out in the bush secretly 😉
 

Debbie292d

Chirping
Jul 22, 2021
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Wisconsin
We have had three silkies for about a year now. We got them when they were around 4 months old. Two are roosters and one is a hen. The hen has yet to lay eggs. Any recommendations to get her laying? We have changed the direction the coup is facing, allow them to be free range, bought egg laying food and even put plastic eggs in the stray as a decoy. Nothing seems to be working. Any other suggestions?
We have Silkies and only once had a problem with "where are the eggs" when one decided to lay hers in a spare dog house we have. Yes, our border collie gets a choice of two but she let the hen have the other and didn't bother to tell us. 😊
 

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