Silkie Chickens for Sale Near Me?

Silkie chickens are an old breed, reputed to go back to as far as 206 BC in China. They became part of the American Poultry Association standard in 1874. All Silkies are considered “bantam Silkies” in the U.S. and Canada, while every other country recognizes them as Bantam and large fowl types.

Their colors range from blue, black, white, gray, buff, splash, and partridge. Hens are excellent mothers and can be used to hatch the eggs of other chicken breeds.

Their calm, friendly, and gentle temperament make them a great pet. That amounts to about three a week, but they do start laying earlier in the year than other hen species. Silkie chickens will live between 7-9 years, though the care they’re given may extend that life span.

Their lightweight and small-size, coupled with the fact that they like to be handled, makes them a great pet for children, especially if you elect to show them. All Silkie chickens for sale are carefully packaged, keeping in mind the season to accommodate weather conditions.

How much does a silkie chicken cost?

Silkies cost from around $20 to $120 per bird ; it’s best to buy them from a breeder.

Where can I buy Silkie hens?

Purely Poultry..My Pet Chicken..JM Hatchery..Mill Valley Chickens..Feather Lover Farms..Cackle Hatchery..Chickens for Backyards..Northwoods Poultry.

Does Tractor Supply sell silkie chickens?

Tractor Supply offers a variety of breeds, from Rhode Island Reds and Sapphire Gems to Easter Eggers and Silkie Chickens.

Are silkies good beginner chickens?

If you’re looking for a friendly, chatty, sweet-natured breed as a first chicken for your children or a companion for yourself, you may just have found your ideal. Silkie chickens are exactly as they look – funny, cuddly and very kind. But they’re not suitable for every kind of climate.

Assorted silkie chickens are a mixture of the various colors available. Ordering this way can give you shorter wait times for your order. However, dont expect to get a perfect mixture of silkie chicken colors. You will simply get what is available that day. You might even get all of the same color! If you have your heart set on a particular color of silkie chicken, it is best to order that individually.

These fluffy chickens are cute! They have the awwwww factor, so if you are looking for a pet chicken, get yourself a Silkie. These bantam chickens are gentle, quieter than most, docile, and like people. They dont fly well, and they dont mind being confined. Their feathers are described as soft, downy, and fur-like. These birds do not have barbicels, which allows their feathers to spread out rather than hold together which looks like fur.

While many Silkies are kept as pets, some breeders also keep them because they are exceptionally broody and good mothers. Because they are so docile and good-natured, they sometimes suffer bullying by more aggressive breeds when kept in mixed flocks.

Silkie roosters have unique feathers other than the fuzzy ones typical of the breed. They have been billed as being covered in mammal fur, being a hybrid of a chicken and a rabbit, and having miracle healing properties. The American Silkie Bantam Club was established in 1923 and continues as a strong organization today.

Hatch your own flock with our complete hatching experience. Take the worry out of where to home roosters with our rehoming options. Enjoy a variety of egg colors and rare breeds. Includes day by day curriculum for teachers/parents/first timers along with student/kid workbook for an enriching educational experience.

Available from JM Hatchery

Silkie chickens are an old breed, reputed to go back to as far as 206 BC in China. They became part of the American Poultry Association standard in 1874. All Silkies are considered “bantam Silkies” in the U.S. and Canada, while every other country recognizes them as Bantam and large fowl types.Silkies are easily recognized by their soft, fur-like feathers that are fluffy in texture. Their feathers are not waterproof and can look pretty comical when wet. It’s best to towel-dry or blow-dry their feathers if they get extremely wet. Silkies can’t fly because of their feather structure. Their colors range from blue, black, white, gray, buff, splash, and partridge. Unlike most chickens that have four toes, Silkie chickens have five, and they are black vs. yellow.

Weight

Silkies reach only 8-14 inches tall. Males can weigh up to 4 pounds, with females tipping in at three pounds. The American Standard for Perfection calls for males at 36 ounces with females at 32 ounces.

Good For

Silkie chickens are often raised as show birds. Hens are excellent mothers and can be used to hatch the eggs of other chicken breeds.

Temperament

Their calm, friendly, and gentle temperament make them a great pet. That calm temperament can make them a target, however, for more aggressive chicken breeds.

Egg Production

Silkies aren’t known for their egg production and typically lay less than 120 in a year. That amounts to about three a week, but they do start laying earlier in the year than other hen species. The Silkie eggs are cream-colored and small- to medium-sized.

Time to Maturity

Chicks from Bantam Silkie hatcheries mature reasonably fast. Pullets mature at 8-10 months, while cockerels take a bit longer at 10-12 months. Feathers set at three months and then molt at six to eight months. Silkie chickens will live between 7-9 years, though the care they’re given may extend that life span.

Can you eat a silkie chicken?

Silkie chickens can certainly be eaten�just don’t expect a big meal from them. There’s little meat to be gained, maybe a pound when dressed. That said, Silkie chicken meat is rich and delicate.

Do silkie chickens make good house pets?

In a word, Silkie chickens are adorable. Their lightweight and small-size, coupled with the fact that they like to be handled, makes them a great pet for children, especially if you elect to show them.

Description

Assorted silkie chickens are a mixture of the various colors available. Ordering this way can give you shorter wait times for your order. However, don’t expect to get a perfect mixture of silkie chicken colors. You will simply get what is available that day. You might even get all of the same color! If you have your heart set on a particular color of silkie chicken, it is best to order that individually.Choosing the Silkie Bantam Chicken Assortment is the quickest and most cost efficient way to have a beautiful bunch of Silkie Chicks delivered to straight to you. Though we cannot guarantee you will receive all the different varieties of the Silkie Chicken that we offer, you may receive any of the following color varieties: White Silkie Chicken Black Silkie Chicken Blue Silkie Chicken Buff Silkie Chicken and even a few other potential colors.Silkie Chickens are an truly unique and one of a kind breed of chicken originating in Asia. Silkie Chickens are ideal as pets and the hens are especially broody and will raise chicks from other species. Of all Bantam Chicken breeds, the Silkie is by far one of the most popular and has even been referred to as the “lap dog” of chickens. They have multiple features to qualify them as a fancy breed: Turquoise earlobes, Five toes, Crests, and Feathered feet.

BEGIN YOUR CHICKEN JOURNEY

Hatch your own flock with our complete hatching experience. Take the worry out of where to home roosters with our rehoming options. Enjoy a variety of egg colors and rare breeds. Includes day by day curriculum for teachers/parents/first timers along with student/kid workbook for an enriching educational experience.We thought of everything to make this affordable (buy back equipment program) and easy (includes everything needed incubators, eggs, brooder to grow to outside ages, organic feed, ect.

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