When do you think she will lay

John Simpson

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 17, 2014
106
13
81
Ontario Canada
I have a Silkie x Japenese Bantam and she isn't laying yet she is 6months old and her partner is a jap x Americana and she is already laying. When do you think the silkie cross will lay :)
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cnicho05

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 22, 2014
145
11
73
Owosso, MI
Hello,

While I have not worked directly with this breed I am very familiar with bantam breeds. From my own experience, I have had bantams who have started to produce at 25 weeks to as old as 1.5 years. A lot of factors affect the egg laying process and bantams are more prone to experiencing these problems. I would simple provide a small light during the evenings/nights and start to put fake eggs into your nesting boxes.

This might help...or you might just have some waiting to do. It's hard to tell...
 

John Simpson

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 17, 2014
106
13
81
Ontario Canada
Thanks so much. I also have a black silkie bantam and a silver silkie bantam that are laying but they recently just started laying every day and so has my Americana bantam cross. Is this good for them and if not can you stop this :(
 

cnicho05

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 22, 2014
145
11
73
Owosso, MI
Thanks so much. I also have a black silkie bantam and a silver silkie bantam that are laying but they recently just started laying every day and so has my Americana bantam cross. Is this good for them and if not can you stop this
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It's fine if they lay every day...I just wouldn't count on it being a process which last all year.
 

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