Silkies arent laying - advice on egg laying and flock behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DeAnna314, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. DeAnna314

    DeAnna314 In the Brooder

    May 31, 2010
    Fayetteville, NC
    I have 11 chickens total now...the first batch were 3 silkies, 2 wyandottes and one light brahma. They were all laying for awhile and are all about 9 1/2 months old. A couple months ago the brahma went broody followed by all 3 silkies and nobody was laying for awhile. Now the brahma and one wyandotte are laying but the silkies are not.

    The other change...we have added another little flock. The little ones were finally old enough to blend around the time laying changed but there were also changes in weather and who knows what else. The younger ones are currently 22 weeks old (5 1/2 months) and as big as the older ones. The younger flock contains a brahma/cochin, frizzled cochin, silkie and two more wyandottes.

    Is there anything I can do to encourage my birds to lay again? Although the silkie eggs are little, it did help at breakfast time and its a little frustrating to buy eggs when we have a bunch of birds of our own. Thanks

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