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When should I be expecting my first egg from Pheobie? She is gonna be 5 months next week. Everyone says she is a hen from the looks and her pictures. So is it safe to say she is really a hen being there was no crow by now either?
 

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I would say the average for silkies to start laying is around 7 monhs. I have had one start laying at 16 weeks and she is my earliest and then hatched her first chick already at 5 months old! She developed her comb and waddles very early and I really thought she was a little boy but she fooled me. That is how she got her name Charlie! LOL Usually my boys start to crow around 4 to 6 months. Some can be earlier but I would say the majority of them are within this age when they start to crow.
 
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