Silkies are one of the top pet chickens due to their friendly nature and soft fluffy feathers. Silkies have unusual feathers that are very similar to down. This does render them flightless and they are not cold-hardy. Silkies have black skin, are excellent mothers and lay around 2-4 cream-colored eggs weekly and are an ideal pet chicken. Meyer Hatchery's Silkies are a mix of bearded and non-bearded.
Average weight: roosters 36 oz, hens 32 oz.