When will my silkie start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chippy99th, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. chippy99th

    chippy99th Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do silkies usually start to lay? I've heard it takes longer than for most breeds, I'm just curious what to expect. I am raising two silkies that are currently 3 months old, and I'm pretty sure one of them is a pullet. How much longer should I expect to wait?

    Here's the lady in question, her name is Spice. :)

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Most start at around 7-9 months.
     
  3. chippy99th

    chippy99th Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess I'll have to learn patience then, haha. Thanks!
     
  4. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, mine started laying around a month ago during the same week and they were both 8.5 months old.
     

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