When will My Silkie lay eggs again?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by teisenhand, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. teisenhand

    teisenhand Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought a white silkie with three babies tha she is mothering. Theyre so cute!! Anyway, my question is when will she start laying eggs again? Also, will she lay on a duck eg and hatch it if i give her some?? Thanks!
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The amount of time that they begin to lay again varies, it usually is a little after she weans them. Silkies can brood ducks.
     
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a word of caution though don't give her too many duck eggs as she will have a hard time turning them as they a significantly bigger than her eggs.
     
  4. teisenhand

    teisenhand Out Of The Brooder

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    what do you mean by "when she weans them?"
     
  5. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the time when they decide the chicks can fend for themselves, and she goes on to other things.
     

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