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Will my silkies lay soon?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jay262, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    There only 5 months old seems young to me for them them to start laying but i have noticed in the past few days there squating alot espcially if the roosters are around them. I know its a sign of sexual maturity but how about laying should i expect a egg soon?
  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    I'm new to silkies but I have read they take awhile to start laying. Five months is about 20 weeks and that's still pretty young in terms of layers. The squatting for roosters can mean they are close. Maybe you have a few more weeks? Hope they start soon for you.
  3. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Thx me to [​IMG]
  4. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2011
    Lincoln Nebraska
    I have some silkies that started at about six months and others that started about 8 months

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