Silky Chicken Laying Everyday

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mmjisawesome, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. mmjisawesome

    mmjisawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Silky, "Star" has been laying everyday. Star started laying 9/23/12 and lately has been laying pretty much every single day, and I know that its her laying them because I see her do it everyday. The eggs that she gives me are very normal, so far no any odd shapes or marks. She is eating layer feed, and oyster shells were offered a week ago. I have read that silkys only lay about 1 egg every week, so I am concerned. Thankyou, any information is appreciated!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2012
  2. jacquelyn213

    jacquelyn213 New Egg

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    My Silkie, Penny, gives me about 5 eggs per week. She started laying on September 15th.
     
  3. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two silkie hens and they lay better than orpingtons. I have gotten 2 eggs a day since they started laying, with maybe a day here or there that they didn't lay. But never a day that I've gotten nothing from either. I was told the same thing about silkies, that they're not the best the chicken to raise for eggs. They've been providing twice the amount of eggs than my orpingtons.
     
  4. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea mine just started laying soooo.... give it a while and i may have better answers.
     
  5. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say congrats! Congrats on your eggs! Mine has not laid yet today and its 6:30! But yesterday Yeti gave me some at 4:00 so maybe she is just weird lolz. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. toptom

    toptom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew this thread is very old but I notice that my only silkie hens are also laying almost everyday (contrary to what I read online 3times/week) since I moved them to a bigger coop. Egg sizes range and a few different shapes are also produces *some are elongated while some a little rounded). Colors somehow range from cream-ish to pink-ish contrary to what I see online which is white-ish. I noticed one of them laid twice on a single day (and on a single sitting). I got four new eggs in that day while they are just three hens (I mark eggs once they are laid so I know they are new). I mix chick feeds on their normal feed.

    The only problem is I never see them getting broody. I just made three nests before I had only two. The new nests contains 7 eggs each already so I wonder if they will still get broody considering that some eggs are two weeks old already.
     
  7. Jaemomma

    Jaemomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 silkies, 1 laid about 4 or 5 eggs in a week and then stopped completely, its been over a week now, (she lost a lot of feathers all at once and now seems to be growing new ones so I am guessing molt?) The other silkie laid an egg every single day for about 10-12 days and now hasn't laid at all for 4 days.

    I guess I don't have any questions, just adding in my observations ;)
     
  8. Waycast

    Waycast New Egg

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    I'm having the same problem with my Black Austrolop, she started laying, laid 4 or 5 days then quit, she seems healthy, is behaving normally, we went out of town for 4 days at the time she stopped laying, ( I think she got mad ) we've been back home a week now, still no eggs
     

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