***This breed is unavailable for pre-order. We will begin accepting orders for this breed in mid-January.
Silkie Chickens are a highly sought after pet bird because of their down-like feathers. They are soft, cuddly, and super sweet. They are covered in feathers from their heads, down to their toes! They also have unusual black skin and feet, as well as five toes. Silkies are thought to have medicinal qualities in Chinese culture. Silkies are also broody and make great mothers, and are often kept to incubate eggs and care for the chicks. Meyer Hatchery's Silkies are a mix of bearded and non-bearded.
* The color blue does not breed true. The chicks hatched from these chickens can be blue, black, or splash. You will receive hatchery choice colors when ordering. Read more about blue genetics in our Help Desk Article.
Average weight: roosters 36 oz, hens 34 oz. Bantams are straight run only.
Hens 32 oz. - Cocks 36 oz.
Do Poorly in Heat
Friendly & Docile
*Orders shipped between December 1st and March 31st requires a minimum order of 15 Bantams