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Silkies and Egg Laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LPOHHomestead, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. LPOHHomestead

    LPOHHomestead Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    We have 2 Silkie hens. Right now our black one is broody and setting all the time. She has been for a few weeks now. Before that, our partridge hen was the broody one. Since she's been off the nest she's laid 2 eggs - in a matter of 3 weeks.

    What do other Silkie owners experience with egg laying? Do they ever get in a regular laying pattern? They are both 9 months old.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Lay a clutch of eggs, go broody, raise chicks. Repeat as many times as is possible. That's what silkies do. They are far from a production breed.

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