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Silkie not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mtcookie, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. mtcookie

    mtcookie Dances with Chickens

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    So I hatch out silkie eggs last fall around this time. I kept two, a silver pullet and a silver roo. Beautiful birds. Only problem is after almost a year the pullet has yet to lay an egg. Gandolf has tried to get her to lay eggs. He calls her to the nest and makes her sit in it with him. She just gets up and walks away. Lately he has been trying to mount her and she wants nothing to do with him lol. Is there any physical reason why this little thing refuses to lay an egg? LOL her poor man really wants to have babies LOL
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Silkies are not known to be good layers. I also have hens of different breeds that won't let the rooster touch them. I don't think there's anything wrong with her, just womanly moodiness!
     
  3. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my silkie hasn't laid a egg in over a year. I call her a yard decoration.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I call my group "freeloaders".
     

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