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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    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. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:You do realize that you need a rooster to fertlize eggs, right?
     
  8. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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