Will my silkie ever lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pixiechick, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little silkie hatched in April last year and has still never layed an egg. I know silkies aren't the best layers, but is it possible that one would never lay? I love her anyway so it doesn't matter, I'm just curious.
     
  2. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i got my silkies around the same time and they have been laying. on and off. no eggs for quite some time and then almost an egg a day for a while. just be sure it's a hen [​IMG]
     
  3. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, she doesn't look like our rooster, and she's never crowed.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Is she the only hen you have ?? Does she free range ?
     
  5. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine didnt start laying until she was 8 months old!!
     
  6. chicken quartet

    chicken quartet Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silky/cochin cross and she hatched in April. No eggs from her either. I'm beginning to think she'll never lay an egg either. LOL [​IMG]
     
  7. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BLRW that was hatched in march...and still nothing! I've pretty much just given up on her at this point.
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My banty cochin hasn't given up the ghost, either. she hatched sometime in April, too.
     
  9. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad I'm not alone. She's my only silkie but not the only hen. My mom's silkie lays just about every day. Is it possible/ common for a hen to never lay, or is she just a late bloomer?
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  10. mfuchs

    mfuchs New Egg

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    Silkies can lay, but they need at least 14 hours of light (maybe more)! Artifical light must be provided. She was born in April, so she was not 100% mature during the spring and summer. It also depends on where you live? Up North? Cold? give her some light... she should start producing. [​IMG] I have faith!
     

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