- Silkie Bantam Special
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"
Silkie Bantam Special Projected Availability
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.
Beautiful Birds, Not Hardy Review by Jo
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. (Posted on 1/23/2020)
Thanks Review by Lisa S
My Silkies are thriving and one is already laying eggs! (Posted on 11/20/2019)
Healthy Chicks Review by Kristin23
All chicks arrived alive and well. Very healthy and active. They all look bearded! (Posted on 5/9/2019)
Goofballs Review by 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 (Posted on 5/4/2019)
all good Review by Sarah
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! (Posted on 3/23/2019)
impress Review by RAFAEL
compare good price (Posted on 10/8/2018)
All are doing well Review by Shadowfax
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.!! (Posted on 8/22/2018)
Healthy, quality silkies! Review by WI backyard chickens
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. (Posted on 8/22/2018)
Great news.!! Chicks arrived all happy and healthy. Review by Shadowfax
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. (Posted on 8/3/2018)
Fragile chicks Review by South Mississippi
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. (Posted on 6/27/2018)
Thank You Cackle Review by Belinda
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. (Posted on 5/11/2018)
Love them! Review by THaselden
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! (Posted on 4/30/2018)
Thanks Review by 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. (Posted on 4/8/2018)
Assorted silkies and polish chicks Review by Brittany
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 :) (Posted on 3/30/2018)
arrived healthy & happy Review by taylor
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. (Posted on 3/10/2018)
Very happy with my silkie assortment! Review by Georgia chick
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! (Posted on 2/24/2018)
Very happy Review by Regina
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 (Posted on 3/29/2017)
Silkie chicks Review by Crazy chicken lady
I came and got 5 silkie chicks last summer and they have very good quality features..im very satified!! I will be. Makinig the hour trip this coming. Spring/ summer for some blue and porceline.. (Posted on 12/18/2016)
Silkies... Crazy Review by MrNDNJOE
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) (Posted on 12/3/2016)
Wonderful Assortment Review by Crystal O.
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! :) (Posted on 11/20/2016)
Great Hatchery Review by Perry
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 (Posted on 7/17/2016)
Yay for Cackle Hatchery! Review by AJ Idaho
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! (Posted on 5/20/2016)
I Love Cackle Hatchery! Review by Dawn, Va
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! (Posted on 3/26/2016)
One Happy Customer Review by Nora May 2009
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. (Posted on 1/9/2016)
One Happy Customer! Review by Nora May 2009
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! (Posted on 12/21/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Laura, Tennessee March 2013
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, (Posted on 11/30/2015)
Hello Review by 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. (Posted on 11/4/2015)