turning 8 mo on the 29th and NOT LAYING

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are turning eight months. No eggs. At all. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. WHYYYYY [​IMG] . I dont unstand why! Oh there are 2 silkies and 2 serama mutt things. Real cute tho... anyways I know its getting cold but i think 8 mo is really late. Whay do you think??????????????
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well, you are talking about breeds that have not been selected for egg production - so I am guessing that they will not start laying until the daylength increases significantly.
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Quote:x2. It took my silkie almost 9 months to start laying!
     
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    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. It took my silkie almost 9 months to start laying!

    This would be my guess also. Some breeds just take longer I guess.
     
  5. Liza L

    Liza L New Egg

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    It took my Silkie a year and a half to start laying. We thought she was retarded, but now she's the only one still laying and does so reliably every other day. Of course she's a house chicken so has more light than the outdoor birds... [​IMG]
     
  6. xmissjadie

    xmissjadie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yay for house chickens! And mine haven't started yet either, but they are only 7 months.
     
  7. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But what about the serama mutt things? I think one of them is a cross between like a silkie and a serama. And the other i habe noo clue
     
  8. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9-month old Ameraucanas still aren't laying and they're under lights 14 hours a day. I'm resigned to the fact that they may not lay until Spring.
     
  9. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so i did some research and i found out tht silkies are very late bloomers and so are mutts. I also know a ladie who has silkies and hers didnt lay until seven months of age and they stopped laying in the winter. So this could possibly mean no eegs til spring [​IMG]
     

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