When will they lay? ~ Silkie/Cochin cross pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CK Chickadilly, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have Silkco (Silkie/Cochin cross) pullets that are about 3 months or so old. When do these breeds usually start laying? Will they be broody?
     
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  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Songster

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    Both Silkies and Cochins are known for going broody but neither are generally good layers.

    I bet they're cute!
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    Do you mean laying as in for fertile eggs or eating eggs? I am hoping to raise more of these guys, they are gorgeous! [​IMG]
     
  4. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Songster

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    When lay darn well want to!LOL Sometimes it could take up to 8 months, my EE's are at 7 months and I got one tiny green egg and then nothing![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    So possibly by next spring then huh? [​IMG]
    Well I would hope by spring & they would be fertilized eggs. These guys are really pretty!
     
  6. Quote:fertile eggs and eating eggs are all the same eggs. neither make a difference in how a breed lays or doesn't lay.
     
  7. Quote:You do realize that you need a rooster to fertlize eggs, right?
     

  8. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    fertile eggs and eating eggs are all the same eggs. neither make a difference in how a breed lays or doesn't lay.

    I realize that....and
    [​IMG] Yes I have 5 silkie/cochin roos.​
     
  9. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I don't know about silkie/cochins but my standard cochins are 25 weeks and nothing. All the other chicks from the same order have started except them. But i don't care they are still sweet little beauties.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have heard of them start laying as early ar 16 weeks up 30 weeks. Silkies generally are good brooders. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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