At what age do silkie hens start laying and how many eggs will they lay?
Typically hens will start to lay when they are around 5-6 months of age and will approximately 200-300 eggs annually, based on the breed type.
I have two silkies, both of which lay one small white egg early each morning. They have been laying like this for about 6 months now. I think on average, silkies aren't great layers but so far I'm pretty impressed with mine!
My black silkie was giving me an egg every day for like 3 days then stop a day or two them do 3 days in a row. My other silkies have yet to lay and they're coming up to a year old. BUT I did not supliment light this winter to keep my flock laying.