How much eggs does a silkie lay?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by soccerchicken12, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. soccerchicken12

    soccerchicken12 New Member

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    Do silkies lay like a road island red,1 egg per day or do they lay less?
     
  2. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    This is via google:

    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.
     

  3. soccerchicken12

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    How meany eggs do you get in a week from a silkie?
     
  4. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    My oldest silkie is about 5 mos so I'm still waiting got her first egg.
     
  5. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    I get like one every other day.
     
  6. jasmin

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    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!
     
  7. rob

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    i get the same as energyvet, one egg every other day from my silkie
     
  8. Apyl

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    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.
     
  9. TheBackyardDonnellys17

    TheBackyardDonnellys17 New Member

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    A silkie will lay about 2-3 eggs per week.


    A really good website that's all about raising chickens is www.mypetchicken.com I got LOADS of info from there.
     
  10. soccerchicken12

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    Iv been on that before can't figure out how to work it it all ways gos on the wrong thing.
     
  11. realsis

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    Are you thinking of getting a silkie? Or do you have one? I have four. Three are too young to lay yet one just started laying at around 6 months. Silkies are wonderful chickens! I love mine. I love their nature! So loving!
     
  12. soccerchicken12

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    I'm thinking of getting one.
     
  13. robopetz

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    Be careful, you get one silkie then you want them all.
     
  14. starsevol

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    Well, I think that realsis and a few others have dragged me over to the dark side.......
    I did some research and found that silkies do fine with larger fowl....so in addition to a trio of egg laying princesses, I also want to get 2 or 3 silkies too!!

    Can't wait til May!!!
     
  15. robopetz

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    Yay! I'm excited for you. So what colors did you want? Hahah I love the splash, I have a buff and a white that are spoiled rotten house pets.
     
  16. starsevol

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    Color really doesn't matter much to me, I love allllllllll the colors!
    I just am hoping to find a local breeder (or buy from the hatchery that realsis did), and they have to be hens, and the same approx age as the other birds I get so I can introduce them all at the same time.
     
  17. soccerchicken12

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    Cool! I'm getting chicks in the
     
  18. soccerchicken12

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    Spring might get a silkie!
     
  19. robopetz

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    Silkie silkie silkie!!!! Lol