Silkie Chickens For Sale

The Silkie breed (named for their trademark fluffy plumage that feels like silk to the touch) is believed to have originated hundreds of years ago in ancient China and are among the most beloved ornamental breeds in the world. Their soft, beautiful feathers have made them a popular choice for exhibition birds.
Silkie Bantams have a naturally calm, affectionate demeanor that makes them ideal for small backyard flocks where chickens are kept as pets. They have a few other unusual physical characteristics as well. Silkies have five toes, for example, whereas most birds have four. Silkie hens also tend to be broody and attentive mothers, so they’re a great option for people who are interested in breeding ornamental chickens.
Although Silkies aren’t recognized as a laying breed, they are consistent layers that typically produce a few small cream-colored eggs per week. Due to their broody nature, however, their egg production slows significantly as they age.
At Cackle Hatchery, our Silkie Bantams come from show-quality bloodlines that have been bred for their smaller size and profuse beard and top crest. They also have the breed’s characteristic five toes and walnut comb.

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