When should I expect?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Teresaann24, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    At what age Should I expect my silkie roos to crow? and my Silkie hens to lay?
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Paging silkiechicken.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    lol yeah I need an silkiexpert...LOL
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, I'm not really an expert. :p

    You're not going to like the answer... but it is... it varies.

    I find my roos start to crow at about 4-5 months old, but have had some start as early as 3 months, and las late as.. 8 months. As for laying, mine usually start around 6 months, but can be as late as 8 months, with my early starter being 5 months.

    It will depend on their strains and individual bird so it's a big range of what it could be. It's always a waiting game with chickens!
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    thanks so much for the reply silkiechicken. I have some young chicks between the ages of 11 weeks and 4 months. Havent had any growing yet..LOL

    Since winter is on its way My young hens will they wait till spring before layin or may I catch a egg from them this winter. Wont be adding nothing special to the coop to make them lay just letting nature go to work.
     

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