Six months and still no eggs: Silkie and d'Uccle

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bawkbawkbawk, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it common for Silkies and Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccles to lay late? I know Silkies aren't big layers, but I thought I'd get at least a few eggs from her. They are almost six and a half months old and so far, nada...[​IMG]
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm in the same boat. My silkie hen is 28 weeks old and NOTHING. [​IMG]
     
  3. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    So frustrating, isn't it? These girls need to get to work!
     
  4. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Its wintertime. Chickens don't lay much in the winter anyway, so add that onto 2 non-production birds that are also very young and that equals= you will just have to keep waiting. They will lay sooner or later. They are just like people, some girls get their periods at age 11, others not til 16....
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Patience. My LEGHORN is 28 weeks and...nothing.
     
  6. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silkies and theu are 8 mo and not laying.... at all
     
  7. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does wintertime count in Southern California? My other three young ones (SS, EE and BCM) are laying very nicely and have been since they were 5 months old.
     
  8. Gersbud

    Gersbud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wintertime is Wintertime. Though cold does have something to do with hens not laying, they also lay according to the amount of daylight there is. Summer = more daylight, winter = less daylight. So when you take in accordance the time of year and how old you girls are you may have to wait longer than usual in the wintertime for new ones to start to lay. [​IMG]
     
  9. Gersbud

    Gersbud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TO Bawkbawkbawk:

    The 3 speckeled sussex that I had were all nutso. LOL. They were the weirdest [​IMG] hens I had. I miss them dearly since they were my first chickens along with my EE's [​IMG]
     
  10. jpcode

    jpcode Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No So Cal dose not have a winter, as far as chickens are concerned.


    Those of you who are frustrated. Chicks that hatch in June and July will mature in the winter and take longer. The best hatch time in my opinion is late March early April if you want quick maturity.
     

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