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Silkies layed for a month or so now none?

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

  1. SoleProvider

    SoleProvider In the Brooder

    May 20, 2008
    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

    Sep 25, 2007
    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

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    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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