Highly sought after for their down-like feathers and disposition, silkies are soft, cuddly, and super sweet. Silkies have five toes on their feet and are considered fibromelanistic birds with their unusual black skin. In addition to making fantastic pets, Silkies are also known to go broody, make great mothers, and are often kept to incubate eggs and care for the chicks. Meyer Hatchery’s Silkies are a mix of bearded and non-bearded and lay 3-5 cream-colored eggs per week.
Average weight: Roosters 36oz, hens 32oz.