Silkie Chickens make ideal pets and projects for children and those that dislike dealing with birds that are rowdy and active. Many silkies of today are being kept as house pets much like rabbits are kept as household pets.

Caring for Silkie Chickens

Silkies are frequently used as foster mothers for other hen’s eggs. They stop laying altogether during the summer months. They don’t have waterproof feathers so they need to be kept in dry conditions but require little room so can be kept in smaller runs.

More facts and care advice available at Backyard Chickens.

Origin: Asia

Typical weight:  

Male – 1.8kg / 4lbs

Female – 1.3kg / 3lbs

Eggs laid:

100 to 110 fairly small eggs

Colours: White

Types of Silkie For Sale

Available in White, both regular and with beard.

  • Trios - 1 cockerel and 2 hens
  • Chicks
  • Young stock
  • Point of lay
  • Fertile and hatching eggs
  • Large fowl and bantams