Silkies??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doueik, May 29, 2010.

  1. doueik

    doueik Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 2 silkies a weeks ago there in there own coop and everything they have yet to lay a egg? i put in 2 eggs to try to make them lay eggs and the took them out the nesting box everyevning made a nest and put my 2 eggs in there in the morning they would get off the eggs??? how long till they lay and why do they keep puting kroger eggs in a nest and geting off??
     
  2. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  3. doueik

    doueik Out Of The Brooder

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    they are 1 1/2 years old.
     
  4. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i bought two adult laying silkie hens about a month ago too.
    i bought them from a only 15 min drive away. but the entire new area and the moving tends to stress hens.

    one of my hens started laying about 2 weeks after i got her. the second is still have trouble laying a bit. she laid one bloody egg about 2.5 weeks in and didn't lay for a bit. now she's laying about 1 or 2 a week and unstable still. they were both good health laying silkies that i bought from another BYC member. you should wait a bit. they seem to get stressed from the move easy so you'll see eggs within the month i'm thinking...
     

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