Silkie POL??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dewsetter, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, I am a relative newbie and have a 17 week old silkie cross Light Sussex and her earlobes are beginning to turn a vivid blue colour. Is this the equivalent of the combs of other POL pullets turning from pink to red? Am I about to start getting eggs or is it just wishfull thinking
    Many thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 week old silkies and they are just starting to lay. The eggs are weird (ie; no shell, translucent etc) but they have started. Their earlobes are blue also, but I do think it's the comb you look at. Mine have burgundy combs, so I don't think they will be turning color. I also have other chickens that started laying eggs (16 to 18 weeks)..some had crazy red big combs and others started laying with just a puny comb.
     
  3. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many thanks for your reply, she hasn't really got any comb to speak of and what is there is black. I was just hoping that the blue earlobes was an indicator as I can't wait to try her first egg and look expectantly in the nestbox every day! I am excited to think that yours are laying and she is only a little younger though. Hopefully not long to wait now [​IMG]
     
  4. Lisa202

    Lisa202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know...getting those first eggs are so exciting. I still love collecting their eggs and I've been getting eggs since Jan.

    Don't forget to look in weird places for the first eggs. I found my silkie's first egg broken under the roost bar. I found my older chickens first eggs in the middle of the coop all broken and stepped on.
     

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