Silkies and polish question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by whitecra, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    At what age does most silkies and polish start to lay eggs? My silkies are 19 weeks old and the polish are around 15 weeks.
    Chris
    Anyone going to help me here?
     
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  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Does anyone have any idea on this?
    Chris
     
  3. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that hens start around 4-7 months Thats what I heard [​IMG]
     
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  4. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In general, I believe chickens start laying between 20-24 weeks.

    Sorry, I don't know if Silkies and Polish differ significantly from the norm on that.

    I'll let you know in a few months though, my Polish are 13 weeks now.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Some of my silkies didn't start laying until they were 10-12 months old.
     
  6. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Thanks for the help.
    Chris
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Look for your silkies to start laying in the next few weeks!
    The polish have another 6 weeks. [​IMG]


    I've had/have both breeds.
     
  8. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I wasn't Right on the money like the others. Just what i've heard and read.
     
  9. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Lost, you WERE right on the money. Anywhere between 4 and 7 months is in the ballpark. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I agree. I've had the same breeds from the same stock vary that much. The
    earliest layer we had was a Jersey Giant at 14 weeks. The latest, we think, was
    a Buff Orp at 27 weeks. Our silkies were around 20 weeks.
     

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