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Silkies HELP!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doueik, May 31, 2010.

  1. doueik

    doueik In the Brooder

    May 29, 2010
    Dearborn heights MI
    Hi i bought 2 silkie hens 8 days ago. They have not layed a single egg. i bought them as laying silkies any advise?
    Last edited: May 31, 2010
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Hi, I don't keep Silkies, but all birds suffer stress after being re-homed and need time to settle down.Once they are used to your routine and to their environment they will almost certainly start to lay,
    Good Luck,
  3. I agree. [​IMG]
  4. doueik

    doueik In the Brooder

    May 29, 2010
    Dearborn heights MI
    thank you. Do you know how long it should take?
  5. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Corona/Mira Loma CA
    i bought 2 laying silkie hens too.
    one started laying about 2 weeks after i got her. the other, its been about one month. she laid one bloody egg about 2 weeks in and then this week she managed to lay about 2 eggs. still a bit unstable. the move stresses them out a lot. i would give them lots of love and time.
  6. chick1150

    chick1150 In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2010
    I added 5 new chicks in a coop and run of thier own, beside my old one with a full grown Serama And OEGB roo and my serama stopped laying for about 3 weeks. She has just started back. They will start when they get use to their new surrounding. Also welcome to BYC. I'm new at chickens myself and this site has taugh me alot about everything.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010

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