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Silkie Bantam Chicken Eggs for Sale 2018
$3.90/ Silkie Bantam egg. You receive eggs from assorted colors of Silkies. There is a 3 week wait for Silkie Bantam eggs.
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Silkie (Silky) Bantam Chicken Eggs

Eggs are cream colored. Silkie hens lay about 100-120 eggs a year.

Silky hens are very broody (persistent sitters) and are frequently used to hatch the eggs of other breeds that are not very broody. They are excellent mothers.

Silkies are a very popular, ornamental chicken.

Newly Hatched Bantam Chick

"Last week 11 out of 12 hatched (we gave that last egg a few extra days just to be safe)." -Carolyn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Silkie Chicks in Incubator

This photo is from Krista-Lea in Port Jefferson, New York.

"I have ordered a dozen eggs, and I am super excited. I have white Silkies (6) and love them!!! I ordered from you because after reading your website I felt very comfortable with what you represent. You are not a 'chick mill', you support small farming, sustainability, and you have goats!" -Rebecca, Springdale, Arkansas

5-Day Old Bantam Silkie Chicks

These 2 photos are from Elizabeth in Bend, Oregon.

"The 3 Bantam Silkies that hatched are super healthy, absolutely adorable and very sweet. We are so in love! We call them our little warriors." -Elizabeth, Bend, Oregon

Silkie Chicks at Food Bowl

This photo is from Krista-Lea in Port Jefferson, New York.

Silkie Chicks

These 2 photos are from Jordan in Granite Falls, North Carolina.

"I have a broody Silkie right now sitting on a couple of eggs that my Buffingtons decided to lay outside of the nest boxes, so am planning to exchange them for your eggs after dark. I breed parrots and just love the babies (that I hand raise after a good start with their parents) so am looking forward to Tiny's babies. She's being a good little mama to the infertile eggs." -Sharron, Conifer, Colorado
5-Day-Old Partridge Silkie Chick

The 'Teddy Bear' of chickens. Silkies have very fluffy feathers that are more like fur than ordinary poultry plumage. Their fur feels like silk or satin.

According to the 'Standard of Perfection': "The plumage condition is the result of their feathers lacing the small hooks on the barbs so that the normal web does not appear but rather the barbs lay individually and look and feel somewhat like hair."

"We are very excited about the eggs. I feel certain that buying from a caring individual is way better than dealing with a commercial hatchery." -Anne, Fairhope, Alabama

8-Day-Old Buff Silkie Chick

This makes their feathers similar to down. Because of this, Silkies are not good fliers. They can do a jump sort of flying. It is hard for them to get away from predators so make sure they have good protection.

These feathers do not shed water well so be sure they have a dry place in case it rains. They don't do well in extremely cold climates or any kind of extreme weather environment because their feathers don't hold heat in well.

11-Day-Old Silkie Chick

This breed is very calm, gentle, docile and of the calmest chicken breeds. They like being held. They make great pets especially for children. They like to follow their owner around the yard or field.

They do well in confinement. It is possible that aggressive chicken breeds could bully them. So if you have a mixed-breed flock, keep an eye on their behavior.

11-Day-Old Gray Silkie Chick

Silky chickens don't like to roost at night as much as other chickens do. Sometimes they just sleep together in a corner of the coop.

You can build chicken ladders or ramps that help them reach roosts that are a few feet off the ground. They can reach roosts close to the ground by jumping up 2 to 3 feet.

11-Day-Old Black Silkie Chick

A Silky chick cannot be sexed until it is about 6 months of age or older. Professional breeders can make educated guesses at a younger age but the accuracy is limited.

These 2 photos of the 5 Bantam Silkie chicks are from Rachael in Fairfield, Connecticut.

"Thank you for everything. Had 100% success, and they are a day old today and thriving. Gorgeous babies! I used the Magic Fly incubator which required some due diligence as I had to monitor with a hygrometer and thermometer but all in all it was relatively simple. The Silkie babies are wonderful." -Rachael

3-Week-Old Blue Silkie

The above photo is 3-week-old Silkies.

Usually male Silkies are sweet dads. They are gentle to chicks and are happy to show them something good to eat.
3-Week-Old Partridge Silkie

The smaller photo is a 7-month-old Partridge Silkie.

Silkies have 5 toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have 4. Other chickens with 5-toes: Dorking, Faverolle, and Sultan.

3-Week-Old Buff Silkie

This breed of bird is originally from ancient China, Japan, India or Java. When Marco Polo (1254-1324) traveled to Asia in the 13th century, he wrote about a 'furry chicken with hair like a cat'. There are references to these chickens in 2000-year-old Chinese books.

The American Poultry Association (APA) and American Bantam Association (ABA) list Silkie chickens in the Asiatic class. They were accepted by the APA and listed in the 'Standard of Perfection' in 1874.

4-Week-Old Gray Silkie

The Silkie chicken is shown in the 'Featherleg Bantam' class at poultry shows. Due to their gentle disposition, they do well at poultry exhibitions. They are a very popular breed at shows.

4-Week-Old Partridge Silkie

The soft feather type is genetically recessive. If you cross a Silkie with any hard-feathered bird (most chickens), the chicks will be hard feathered. If you then breed these chicks with each other, you get some Silkie-feathered birds and some hard-feathered birds.

In the below photos the Silkie chickens are 3 months old.

7-Month-Old Gray Silkie Cockerel with Friends

Roosters weigh around 3-4 pounds. Hens weigh around 2-3 pounds.

The 'American Standard of Perfection' prefers males to weigh 36 ounces (2.25 pounds), and females to weigh 32 ounces (2 pounds). It prefers cockerels to weigh 32 ounces, and pullets to weigh 28 ounces (1.75 pounds).

Because Silky chickens are so peaceful, the roosters usually get along well with each other. They don't crow as much as other breeds.

7-Month-Old Gray Silkie Pullet

Silkies can be bearded or not bearded. Beards are an extra muff of feathers under the beak region that covers the earlobes.

They have powder-puff crests (topknots) on their heads, and feathers on their legs.

'American Standard of Perfection' prefers a walnut-shaped comb (called strawberry or cushion). In females the comb is usually hidden by the crest.

The skin is dark slate-blue to bluish black. They are the only chicken breed to have this color of skin.

7-Month-Old Silkie Pullets

Silkie colors that are recognized by the 'American Poultry Association' and 'American Bantam Association': Black, Blue, Buff, Gray, Partridge, and White.

Blue is a solid blueish gray. Buff is a golden buff. Gray has patterns to the color, ranging from dark to light. Partridge is a color pattern so you can have lavender partridge, blue partridge, etc.

Other colors not accepted but found in Silkies: Calico, Cuckoo, Lavender, Red, Porcelain, Birchen, Columbian, and Splash.

Black x Black = 100% Black chicks.
Splash x Splash = 100% Splash.

Blue x Blue = 25% Black, 50% Blue, 25% Splash chicks.
Blue x Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black.
Blue x Splash = 50% Blue 50% Splash.

Black x Splash = 100% Blue chicks.

7-Month-Old Buff Silkie Pullet

Black-feathered and white-feathered birds have leaden-blue beak/legs/toes. Comb and wattles are deep mulberry. Earlobes are light blue turquoise.

Blue and Partridge have bluish black beak/legs/toes. Comb and wattles are deep mulberry. Earlobes are turquoise blue.

Buff and Gray have comb and wattles that are deep mulberry. Beak/legs/toes are slaty blue. Earlobes are turquoise blue.

Bright red comb and wattles are not preferred at poultry shows, though as pets it does not matter.

A Great Educational Experience for Kids

These 2 photos show how much children can learn from hatching eggs. It's an adventure for them (and for parents too).

The first photo is when the eggs are put in the incubator. The second photo shows the development of the chick on a calendar.

"We are beyond excited for the incubating process to begin with your eggs. I homeschool, and this has been such a learning experience already!" -Sarah, Malvern, Ohio

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