Why Doesn't My Silkie Chicken Lay an Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chictaw, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Chictaw

    Chictaw Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 1 yr and 9 month old silkie that has not layed an egg. Can someone tell me how old a silkie has to be to start laying. She is healthy and lives in the house with us. She wants to live in her cage most of the time. She would rather be in it than come out. Is she to confined? She doesn't like it outside very long either. I have two toy poodles she follows around. Maybe she thinks she is a dog and doesn't have to lay. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she is a she?
     
  3. Frostee

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    Maybe post a pic if u can?
     
  4. Chictaw

    Chictaw Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty sure. She has a very small cone and we can't even find her waddles they are very small. We had a little roo with her for awhile, and he crowed in the morning. He also tried to mount her and she went ballistic. She wanted no part of him. We got rid of him, and she has been happy ever since. She has been raised in the house so she doesn't even act like a chicken. She even copy's the dogs when they bark. She is a very strange little girl. Very small, only about 11/2 lbs. She is very docile. [​IMG] And very lovable. She just wants you to hold her all the time if she comes out her cage.
     
  5. dolphinlvr4

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    I know the larger the breed, the longer it takes for them to lay but she's well old enuff. I've never heard of something like this. Have u taken her to the vet? Maybe she's egg bound? Good luck n maybe u have the coolest chicken/ poodle ever! Lol
     
  6. Chictaw

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    [​IMG] Here is a picture of my little girl. I make her little chicken diapers. She has many colors and prints.
     
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  7. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that's a cute lil hen! Ironically my poodle has many clothes too!! Lmao
     
  8. Chictaw

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    I posted a picture, but can anyone tell me why she hasn't layed yet. How old does a silkie have to be to lay?
     
  9. Sakmeht

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    Could she be laying somewhere else? A hidden nest? Or could she have gone broody? Maybe that's why she wants to be in her cage all the time?
    I'm asking instead of telling because I'm still fairly new, and don't have silkies so can't speak from experience. But these are ideas that might apply
    to your situation.

    Just looked it up on google and silkies start laying between 7 and 9 months.
     
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  10. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Silkie hen all right! Silkies don't lay very many eggs in the first place. Sometimes a hen will never lay an egg for her entire life. Give her time, and wait until the days are longer--chickens prefer to see 14 hours of daylight before starting up laying again in the spring. Maybe because she's an indoor chicken she doesn't get enough daylight to tell her that it's spring and she can begin laying.
     
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