Silkies are still not laying!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Swissmiss989, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 silkies about 6 months old. When will they start laying? Is it normal for silkies to take so long? My other chickens (not silkies) started around 4 months and my EEs started at 5. Am I expecting too much too soon?
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Silkies are very slow to lay. Some don't lay till 10 months. Mine just started at 6 1/2 months. [​IMG]
     
  3. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Silkies, 5 hens and a roo and only one started laying at 6 months and then promptly went broody after 3 weeks of laying. We should have two chicks any day. Once I moved her out of the coop (she's in the house in a portable coop) another started to lay but that's it so far. I did read somewhere on here that sometimes Silkies don't lay atall??
     
  4. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be verry upset if mine didn't lay at all!
     
  5. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My polish pullet hasnt started laying and shes SEVEN months [​IMG] she is just lazy [​IMG] maybe soon she will:fl [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silkies are 19-20wks. I have two of the three laying. Mine are hatchery stock, too. In about a week, I have gotten 5 or 6 eggs from the two girls.
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    My 7 month old Black Orpington isn't either! I keep telling her, "You are dual purpose. You can lay eggs or be eaten. Get the hint?"

    ... so far she doesn't.
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Glad this question was asked becaue I have a silkie that hasn't layed yet, and also a polish bantam who isn't even showing the slightest signs of being interested in laying.......Now I know that it'll take a while......[​IMG]

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  9. Swissmiss989

    Swissmiss989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish I could tell my silkies that but my 2 girls are not the sharpest tools in the shed lol. They (if they were duel purpose n if I was interested in eating them lol! I love my little dorks) would think I was fixing them dinner! I hope they lay soon I would love to hatch from them! This waiting game is for the dogs lol!
     

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