Silkie Chickens are a favorite around here. If you are looking to add a new breed to your flock and aren’t sure which breed to get, Silkies are definitely a breed to consider. If you want to know the full top 5 breeds for your backyard flock check out this ebook!
Reasons YOU need a few Silkie Chickens:
1. Pets/Friendliness. Silkie Chickens are the friendliest breed we have. They make great pets since they are so friendly. Silkies tend to be calm and to like to be held and get attention. Also, Silkie roosters don’t tend to be aggressive.
2. Broodiness. If you want a broody girl in your flock to hatch out chicks, Silkies are the way to go! Silkie hens tend to go broody often. Additionally, they make great moms (in general). Silkies often times will take on chicks who aren’t even theirs.
3. Cute & Unique. Silkie chickens are just plain adorable. They are also very unique. Silkies have 5 toes instead of 4. They also have feathered legs and feet. Additionally, Silkie Chickens have crests (big poofs on top of their heads). They also sometimes have beards (puffs under their chin) and vaulted skulls (pointed heads). And, of course, their feathers are not typical feathers, but rather soft down. Oh, and did we mention, they also have black skin.
4. Colors. Silkies come in SO many different colors. Plus, there are a lot of project colors too. Project colors are non-standard colors that people work on to get them to become standard. Really, any color you want, you can find: Blue, Black, Splash, Porcelain (Blue Cream), White, Buff, Partridge, Red Pyle, Lavender, Paint, Chocolate. The list could go on and on and on.
5. Size. Silkies are a bantam breed. Bantams are like mini chickens. They are usually about half the size of a standard breed. Since Silkies are a bantam breed they don’t take up much room in the coop. And, also, they will eat less feed. Which, of course, means you can have more of them!
Why do you love Silkies?
Want to see a cute little Silkie boy learning to crow? Check out our video below!
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