When do Silkies start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. I have some silkies and wonder when they will start to lay. When did your start laying?
  2. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    I have had silkies start laying at 28 weeks! Regular little puffballs that are egg factories at a young age! I think they are born Broody too! I even had a rooster, Q-tip, raise a bunch of chicks who were not his own! He fell in the water tub, and I put him in with the week old chicks, he adopted them all! He is quite the "mother"! He's never laid an egg though!
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    my first egg came 6 months minus 2 days after she hatched

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