Of all the ornamental chicken breeds, the Silkie Bantam is the most popular and most loved. Can't you tell why? They're the lap dog of the chicken world, complete with hair-like plumage and an incredibly sweet temperament. Silkies were originally bred in China, where they are still kept (and eaten) today. They have black skin and bones and 5 toes instead of the normal 4. In addition, Silkie hens make wonderful mothers and are even known to adopt baby ducks if given the chance! You will get a mix of bearded and non-bearded varieties with your Silkie order. And, according to a recent poll we conducted, Silkies are a favorite choice
as a pet for children! When stacked up against super popular breeds like
Orpingtons, Cochins, Brahmas and Easter Eggers, they were
a top choice. See the results, here.
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
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