These chicks will be 3-6 weeks so they can be shipped with a smaller minimum than other hatcheries.
They're straight out of the 1980's, complete with hair-like plumage and fluffy legs, but unlike those overly happy instructors in the exercise videos these ladies and gents can actually provide you with breakfast! They have an incredibly sweet temperament and notable individual personalities. In addition, Silkie hens make wonderful brooders and mothers, and are even known to adopt baby ducks if given the chance! Because of their size and fragility as day old chicks they can not be sexed like normal chicks so we can only offer them as unsexed until they are 12+ weeks old, when we can more confidently tell hens from roosters by sight. You may get a mix of bearded and non-bearded.
They mature at 32 weeks and produce 100-150 small white eggs per year.
Colors we typically have available are: Black, Blue, Buff, White, Partridge and sometimes Splash Buff and Lavender. We will do our absolute best to get you the colors requested. Please add a note during checkout.
Silkies are our most popular breed so it is possible to have a wait of up to 4-5 months. Please understand that this breed needs to be grown out for several months until we can visibly tell sex. For every hen ordered we grow out 3 birds. If you need a more accurate time line please don't hesitate to reach out.