Silkies layed for a month or so now none?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SoleProvider, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. SoleProvider

    SoleProvider Out Of The Brooder

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    Why would my 3 silkie hens stop laying. We have not changed thier food. I got a total of 16 or so eggs over a two month time. Do silkies not lay on schedule?[​IMG]
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It could possibly just be do to the sunlight; chickens need 14 hours of sunlight to be in "egglaying mode." Some do continue to lay when the daylight hours are shorter, but many do not. I wouldn't worry. It's nature's way of giving their egg-laying machinery a break.
     
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I just read (googled) that silkies can go broody after as few as 16 lays!!!

    Could that be possible for your girls?
     

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