Does anyone know about the age for silkies to go broody and laying???? From what I have read, they could start as young as 5 months. I got mine when they were around 5-6 weeks old (around easter). Also, does anyone know how to sex them??? I have one white with the rooster type crest on it's head. I've been told that it might be a boy.. My other white one is a little bigger in size. I'm guessing it likes to eat, lol.