Silkies Egglaying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KalikoFarms, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Songster

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    I am new to the Silkie and was wondering at what age they start laying?
    Thanks
    Rita
     

  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    It depends sometimes if the silkies are show quality or pet quality. SQ usually take longer to start laying. That being said....it still varies.
    In general though silkies are the one breed that are really late bloomers and can be 6-10 months B4 they start laying.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    For me 6-7 months is what I have experienced. Then they will go broody.
     
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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    I think ours were 7-9 months old when they started laying eggs, & one of them went broody within a month.
     

  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

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    Mine are usually around 8-9 months, but had one start laying at a year old.
     

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