- Blue Silkie Bantam
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Feather Legged Bantams (All Colors)
- Weights - Hen -------32 oz Rooster----36 oz
Pullet------28 oz Cockerel----32 oz
- Purpose and Type: Ornamental; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: Cream or Tinted Bantam Sized Egg
- Egg Production: Good
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Docile
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 0 to 2 feet
- Country of Origin - Asia
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- ALBC: No
- Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm" developing our bloodline or strain of pure Silkie Bantams since 1973.
Awesomely Happy Review by Kathy Bumgardner
We opted for my hubby drive to Johnson City, TN on July 12, 2019 to pick up the 5 Blue Silkie Bantams we ordered instead of waiting till they arrived the next day at our local post office. Imagine our delight when we received 7 healthy chicks! They are now 4 weeks old and thriving! They are the sweetest babies in the world and we will be ordering more next year.
Thank you Cackle Hatchery! Y'all are wonderful!! (Posted on 8/9/2019)
Very cute Review by Deb
I ordered 10 of the Blue Silkies and 10 of the Splash Silkies. They arrive, 22 total, 1 additional of each in great condition. Four weeks old today and ALL are thriving! (Posted on 5/13/2019)
I LOVE the silkies! Review by Tavia
I was new to chickens last year, and I am very pleased to say that this company has fantastic customer service and birds to chose from. I had gotten a blue Silkie bantam, (cockerel) and he was the sweetest little thing to ever roam this Earth. My only negative thing about this breed is that they are more prone to being attacked by predators if you let your birds free range, because of their size. Although, they do a fantastic job at protecting their ladies and warning them when there’s trouble. (Posted on 3/13/2019)
Very Happy!! Review by Gayle
Picked up my babies this morning. All survived the trip to Maine very nicely. They are all healthy, eating, drinking and cute as a button!!!! Thank you Cackle - very pleased!! (Posted on 3/23/2018)
CUTENESS ALERT Review by Sheila
I had been trying to get silkies for my daughter with no luck local or with 2 other hatcheries. I came upon these little guys and thought we'd give it a chance. There was somewhat of a wait which was fine. They arrived pretty quickly, but unfortunately we did lose one! Luckily Cackle put in an extra. They are so adorable and the color gradient is excellent. We have some on the lighter side and some almost black! They are a joy! Thanks Cackle! (Posted on 6/29/2017)
Very pleased Review by N1TEW
Our Blue and Splash Bantams arrived in very good condition with one extra each. These little buggers are the cutest ever. My first experience with bantams or silkies. I was apprehensive that USPS tracking said it would take 3 days. However, it took probably less than 24 hours to CO. I highly recommend customers set up text notifications via the USPS web site which will notify you of your chicks' progress. This way we had a better idea of when to be available. (Posted on 3/7/2017)
Recommended company. Review by EmilyG
All chicks arrived alive and chirping. Ordering and shipping was a smooth process. (Posted on 3/28/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Gina Washington June 2009
My chicks arrived this morning and all are in fine shape. They are eating and drinking like little dinosaurs!! Thank you for a great shipment. (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Healthy Chicks Arrived Review by Sheryl Pennsylvania August 2009
Just wanted to say "thanks" for sending such vigorous and healthy chicks. I'm a new customer to your hatchery and I'm very pleased. I will be ordering from you again! (Posted on 12/18/2015)
My praise to Cackle Hatchery and their staff Review by Michael New York April 2010
Good Evening, I just received my order of chicks from Cackle Hatchery today. I want to extend my sincere praise to your company and staff. My chicks arrived healthy and without a single casualty!!! I have ordered from other hatcheries in the past and have waited anxiously for my chicks to arrive only to be disappointed by dead or nearly dead chicks. Your chicks are the best I have ever received from a hatchery. Although, I am experienced enough to be able to tell which breeds are which, I appreciated the fact that your staff took the time to mark similar breeds. Again, thank you to your staff, They won me over as a customer. I will be sure to tell all of my fellow chicken fanciers how impressed I am with Cackle Hatchery. (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Customer Satisfaction Review by Jo Ann New York April 2014
Recently, I received an order of chicks that I had called in. They arrived the next day! It was so good to see that all strong and healthy. They will be a week old tomorrow. All is going well. I live so far North in New York state that when shipments take 3 or 4 days the birds do not do well. I hope that this speed can be used again when I order. Thank you for healthy birds and getting them here by next day. (Posted on 11/5/2015)
Thanks Review by Debbie Wyoming May 2011
Thank you I have never had a company before be so efficient with notifying me. I really appreciate it. (Posted on 11/4/2015)