Silkie Bantam Special

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  • Silkie Bantam Special – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available

Seasonal/Shipped Early Feb thru Mid August.

Breed Facts

  • 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
  • TLC: No
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Silkie Bantams since 1973.


Cackle Hatchery® offers the Silkie bantams in a special package as surplus. In this special you could receive any of the following color varieties: White, Black, Blue, Buff, or Splash. We will give you the best special as possible based on what hatched and we do not guarantee a variety. You could get all one color variety or an assortment of colors. There is no guarantee of an assortment in this special.

“Sorry we do not tell you what color we sent with this package and we do not keep records of what breeds are sent” See all color variations of silkies for sale


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37 reviews for Silkie Bantam Special

  1. Whittni (@WhitsFlock) (verified owner)

    The April 12th, 2023 hatch had issues. We ordered a 5 pack of silkies and received 1 white, 2 splash, 1 dark gray “blue” and 1 black. The color variety was great, but we lost 2/5. The white was a crossbeak and the splash who passed away just lost the will to live even with electrolytes. They weren’t the strongest stock of chicks upon arrival (those were noticeably weaker). However we do have the 3 remaining and they are wonderful. The splash silkie pullet is very high quality. Her head ans beard are so poofy she can hardly see! The black rooster is very handsome with a deep broad chest (exactly what you want!) and is soooo fluffy! Lastly, the blue rooster isn’t as high quality. He’s the only one not bearded, but his crest and foot feathering are great! Black has one fused 5th toe. Splash pullet has perfect feet and toes for showing. HOWEVER, he and the other silkies are just incredibly friendly around tiny humans. Keeping all the silkies that made it for sure.

  2. valdesestrella9 (verified owner)

    I lost 13 chicks

  3. DaLayne Schmidt (verified owner)

    I ordered 5 silkies + 1 extra from the silkie bantam special and all are happy and healthy. There looks to be 1 black, 2 yellow/gold, and 3 gray.

  4. mindyprescott21 (verified owner)

    I ordered 5 of the silkie assortment and received my order 2 days after they hatched. They gave me an extra chick so I ended up with 6. I was super impressed with the assortment! I received 2 black, 2 gray and 2 yellow chicks. Very very pleased with this assortment. I have had chicks shipped before from Hoover Hatchery and had a terrible experience with the chicks being shipped in too small of a container and most of them were dead upon arrival. My experience with Cackle Hatchery has been nothing but positive! The chicks looked great upon arrival and after 5 days of receiving them all are doing well!! Highly highly recommend! I am very pleased with my purchase!

  5. Keith Acquard (verified owner)

    I ordered 5 of the this special, 5 Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus, 5 Blue Egger Female Surplus. Received 17 chicks, one was listless upon arrival, the rest were fairly active. I followed the info in the pamphlet. Unfortunately, another one became listless. I was able to get them to drink. They didn’t make it, the trip must have been too much for them. I sill have 15 very active chicks. I cant wait to see what breeds I have been given.
    I order these because I got a Silkie by accident, and she is the friendliest chicken I have ever owned. If you are going to have a flock might as well be be a interesting.
    Thank you Cackle Hatchery.

  6. kendra gubyadullin (verified owner)

    I lost one in shipment that was crushed and another to illness with 24 hrs. Some of them developed pasty butt that required removal with a warm wash cloth followed by olive oil to prevent further dried poop. Luckily, no further issues with the olive oil preventative. All chicks are now thriving and beautiful. In total I lost 6 chicks, but the remaining chicks are beautiful and active. Silkies in general will be more fragile, so be prepared with supplements and olive oil.

  7. Heidi Brandt (verified owner)

    I ordered 20 Silkies total (5 Splash and 15 of the Silkie Special). All chicks arrived healthy and active and I received extras. The received at least one or two of each color in the Special, so I was very happy with that! I am noticing that they are pretty fragile and not very hardy chicks as I have lost three of them so far despite careful monitoring (in comparison, I have 45 other chicks right now of different breeds and haven’t lost any). So Cackle did an amazing job and I definitely recommend ordering from them, just be aware that these little guys are pretty fragile and definitely order extras.

  8. Grace Mason (verified owner)

    I ordered 5 silkie bantams on March 26th and then I decided to expanded my coop by a lot so I placed a second order on the 27th for 15 silkie bantams. Yesterday on April 9th I received my first batch of chicks and I received one extra yay! All were healthy and happy and I got an amazing color variety. Will definitely be ordering again in the future.
    will updating when my 15 chicks arrive

  9. Nicole

    Healthy Chicks!

    We received a nice assortment of healthy silkie chicks a week and a half ago. Thank you Cackle Hatchery!

  10. Alec


    Very pleased with the chicks I received. I ordered 15 and 18 were shipped to me in Florida. ALL ARRIVED ALIVE which is fantastic for how fragile the Silkie breed is! Silkies aren’t for everyone this breed is very fragile and if not using the proper bedding, lights, feed, etc. these chicks will not do well. My chicks are 4 weeks old now and thriving! I have received a mixture of all the Silkie colors the hatchery offers. This is my 5th maybe 6th order with Cackle and I fir sure will always order from them in the future! Thank you!

  11. Jo

    Beautiful Birds, Not Hardy

    We ordered a 5 pack of the Silkie special. One arrived dead, though an extra was included. They’re very sweet and amusing birds, but are not terribly hardy. We lost three of the remaining five before they were six months for unknown reasons, but the remaining two (both buff colored roosters) appear to be thriving at 8 months.

  12. Chicken Gal

    Cute Little Silkies

    We ordered our silkies in June, and we have two hens laying eggs. We initially ordered 10, but received 12. All of them were healthy and happy. I would definitely recommend Cackle Hatchery to anyone interested in raising chickens.

  13. Lisa S


    My Silkies are thriving and one is already laying eggs!

  14. Kristin23

    Healthy Chicks

    All chicks arrived alive and well. Very healthy and active. They all look bearded!

  15. S&S


    I ordered a 15 pack of silkies hatched out on 03/11/19 I ended up with 3 black 5 splash 5 buff and 6 white! Unfortunately they made an attempt on their lives by trying to swim in the waterer despite placing dragontears in almost to the top and 5 didn’t make it. Still have 14 healthy and thriving little fluffy babies. I don’t think I will ever raise them again will stick to a low maintenance bird

  16. Sarah

    all good

    Very happy with our order of 5 ( received 7) silkies. All are doing well no losses, even with my kids playing with them a couple times a day. Can’t wait to see how the colors turn out, we have one dark gray or black, 4 yellowish, 2 light gray, adorable and so simple to order and receive, PO called when they arrived, and I went and grabbed them!

  17. Shadowfax

    All are doing well

    Well we are at 3 weeks of age today. After a free episodes of butt soaking everyone is doing extremely well.All 12 chicks are healthy as they are growing quickly.A big thanks to Cackle Hatchery for healthy stock of bantam silkies.!!

  18. WI backyard chickens

    Healthy, quality silkies!

    I ordered 15 and received 18 adorable chicks. Good variety of all colors. Only lost one at about 3days. Now I have a wonderful flock of furballs that are just loads of fun! Great experience and I am planning to order again next year for some predator resistant range birds.

  19. Shadowfax

    Great news.!! Chicks arrived all happy and healthy.

    August 3 2018, Recieved our bantam silkie order this morning.Ordered 10 received 12 all doing exceptionally well. Surprisinglly all 12 were perky and happy after traveling from Missouri to Northeastern PA in 48 hrs. Thanks to the post office for the gentle handling and to Cackle Hatchery for the healthy well packaged chics. Will update in two weeks to keep all informed of our new additions to our home.

  20. South Mississippi

    Fragile chicks

    We ordered a mix of silkies to get a variety of colors. By the time we had finished brooding, we were left with two blacks, two splash, and nine whites. Silkie chicks are fragile, so overall, we were very pleased with the results.
    Despite their fragile nature, all of the silkie chicks arrived alive and alert. I just wish that they would have all stayed that way over the following few days (that’s when we had the losses.) I would not hesitate to order again, although I would probably order more chicks rather than just fifteen.

  21. Belinda

    Thank You Cackle

    I ordered the silkie bantam special. The chicks arrived within two days of the call that they were being shipped. I ordered 10, 2extra were sent, one didn’t survive the journey. All others are doing well in the broader and have had their first drink of water. Thanks so much for your great customer service.

  22. THaselden

    Love them!

    I ordered 5 and got 6. I got 2 buff, 2 splash and 2 white. All arrived in great condition! Very pleased with my order!

  23. Spiderbunny in PR


    Everything went perfectly. We ordered 28 chicks from different varieties & got 35 total. Shipped on May 26 & got here on the 28th. I was so worried the post office would mess things up. They never called me but thanks to Cackle’s system, I got the tracking # & monitored the shipment. They all arrived perfectly fine chirping like crazy & moving around. I followed their instructions & all were doing great til Saturday when 1 of the porcelain duccles died overnight. For such a long journey I am extremely & pleasantly surprised. We ordered 5 of these silkies & got 1 extra.I can’t really tell what the different colors will grow into yet but there is 1 yellow one, 1 yellow with a slight tinge of orange, 2 gray ones, & 1 darker gray one. They are absolutely adorable. Very pleased with the way the company works. Thank you so much.Highly recommend.

  24. Brittany

    Assorted silkies and polish chicks

    I am beyond happy with my order from Cack Hatchery! I got a wonderful variety of polish and Silkie chicks. All arrived alive and active! Will definitely purchase from Cackle again and I will recommend them to anyone I know that would be interested in buying chicks online! Thank you guys so much 🙂

  25. taylor

    arrived healthy & happy

    All arrived safe & sound. Most of them are always sold out, so I’m super excited this silkie special exits!!! Got them to introduce even more “good mother” & “sweetheart rooster” genes that we already have a few of in our existing flock. We have one silkie rooster from last year where we ordered just a few of them. He’s been the sweetest rooster to our hens & is so gentle with them. Most the rest of our hens are high performing layers who don’t incubate eggs well. so hopefully soon I’ll get to see the first generation of silkie-mutts on our farm!

    anytime i’ve bought from cackle hatchery, they’ve been some of the healthiest chicks i’ve ever had.

  26. Georgia chick

    Very happy with my silkie assortment!

    My first time ordering chicks through the mail and I was so worried about how they would arrive. I ordered 5 and was sent 7. All of them are doing great and I received 3 different colors of silkies. They traveled well and are now safe and sound in their new home. Thank you Cackle Hatchery!

  27. Regina

    Very happy

    I just got my chicks in this morning so happy got an extra chick had a great variety of colors and all are healthy ,happy and now eating and drinking

  28. Crazy chicken lady

    Silkie chicks

    I came and got 5 silkie chicks last summer and they have very good quality very satified!! I will be. Makinig the hour trip this coming. Spring/ summer for some blue and porceline..

  29. MrNDNJOE

    Silkies… Crazy

    Bought 6 silkies in May of 2016 drove the four hours round trip from Union Missouri bought 6 total 2 buff2 white 2 black 1 died (black)

  30. Crystal O.

    Wonderful Assortment

    I ordered 5 of the Silkie Bantam Specials, as I didn’t want to hand pick color. I picked up the order and you gave me 6! I got two whites, two blacks, a buff, and a blue. Three of them wound up being roosters, but they do fairly well together and seem to be a nice family. They all grew up with no problems and are the happiest chickens I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t be happier with my order! 🙂

  31. Perry

    Great Hatchery

    Thanks for the baby puff balls! I ordered 10 of these and they sent 11 I was glad of the different colors they had sent but lost a total of 3 which they had made good on the 2 original I lost over my amount I ordered. I will definately order and do business with you again Cackle.Thanks

  32. AJ Idaho

    Yay for Cackle Hatchery!

    Yay! Our little chickies arrived today and they are doing great! Nice assortment and all healthy…and oh so cute! Thank you Cackle Hatchery! So excited to have these fluffy babies as part of our flock!

  33. Dawn, Va

    I Love Cackle Hatchery!

    I received my package first thing in the am, on the expected delivery day, well packed and heat pad still nice and warm, all sweet babies are doing just fine! they are all so beautiful! Very nice assortment! Love! Love! Thanks so much!

  34. Nora May 2009

    One Happy Customer

    Just wanted to let you know all arrived safe and sound and thank you so much for the extra’s they are just beautiful. I have never owned this breed and am looking forward to many years with these little guys/girls thanks’ again.

  35. Nora May 2009

    One Happy Customer!

    Just wanted you to know all arrived safe and sound and thank you so much for the extra’s they are just beautiful. I have never own this breed and am looking forward to many years with these little guy’s/girl’s thank’s again. One Happy Customer!

  36. Laura, Tennessee March 2013

    Cackle Hatchery

    Our chicks arrived this morning at our local post office after being shipped less than 48 hours ago. We appreciate the quick shipping the post office provided. But, more to the point, we appreciate the service you provided. We have done 4H chicks in the past, but never with your hatchery. These little chicks were packed with exceptional padding to give them extra padding and extra warmth during shipment. It only took a half hour of the intense heat and more sugar water and they perked up. They are cheeping, moving in and out of the light and seeking water and food on their own already! Every one of them is healthy and active. We could not be more delighted with our new chicks! Thank you so much,

  37. Michael New York May 2011


    I am letting you know I received my chicks today. They were all healthy and are eating, drinking and sleeping. Thank You Very Much.

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