when will my silkie lay eggs?

sydney13

Songster
Mar 11, 2010
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i have a silkie hen who i rescued from a meat market a few months ago so i dont know how old she is.
ive had her for 3 months and when i bought her she seemed about 2 or 3 months old so she is 5 or 6 months old. i would assume that they were feeding her meat bird feed so im wondering if that would make her start laying eggs later?
and she seems a bit thin even though i have her on free choice chick feed so should i try to fatten her up, and how?
 

Funky Feathers

former Fattie
11 Years
Jan 15, 2009
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My Coop
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She might never lay, like mine. Don't count on any eggs from a Silkie.
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sydney13

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Mar 11, 2010
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i never knew some chickens never lay eggs
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so i guess she wouldn't go broody then?
she is on 18% protein purina chick feed
 
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kaitlyn_rae2003

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Jun 8, 2010
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Stop it!!! Thats awful news! I have 6 silkie chicks, who I love! Im praying the majority are hens, and I was so hoping they would lay and go broody on their own! DARN IT I had no idea they sometimes dont even lay. YIKES
 

farmerchicken

Hatching
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Sep 19, 2009
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I didn't know that some silkies never lay. My silkie will be a year in August, and she has been laying for about 3 months now.

Erica -- Farmer Chicken
1 hubby, 1 son, 3 hens, 1 dog, 2 turtles, and 5 fish all living in surburbia
 

farmerchicken

Hatching
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Sep 19, 2009
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How weird. I had no idea.

Erica -- Farmer Chicken
1 hubby, 1 son, 3 hens, 1 dog, 2 turtles, and 5 fish all living in surburbia
 

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