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Silkie Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

1/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

3/5

Large eggs

2/5

Colorful eggs

2/5

White & Silkie

By

Ireland

Posted Feb 09, 2014

When finding our first batch of hens I was silly enough to send my wife alone who came back with 9 birds, all of which were different. Among them was one of the more beautiful in the Silkie. With flawless white feathers and purple toned feet, these little bantams are a welcome addition to any flock.

Not being as big as the yard hen they can be housed in smaller coops which re ideal to stack even if you don't possess much yard space. Typically they will survive on around 75-100g of feed per day, around half that of the regular chicken. They have a nice lightly colored egg and no need to buy an incubator for this breed as these little beauties are frequent brooders and great mothers. Just don't let them get dirty...ever.

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