Silkie Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wistlindixie, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. wistlindixie

    wistlindixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2011
    Do silkies, since they are bantam and broody by nature, lay eggs earlier than standard fowl? About what age do they start laying? Thanks in advance. I'm trying my best to convince DH to let me hatch some. I really want the experience of having a broody hen...especially a silkie! They are so gorgeous!!
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    It takes silkies FOREVER ( 9-12 months) to start laying. however I have had several go broody before ever laying an egg. they are among my best broodies right now I have 4 broody. one frizzle is broody, and a broody orpington.

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