The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its fluffy plumage, which feels like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. Most popular in Australia for kids and anyone who loves cute, fluffy & quirky.
Colours Available: White (Common), Black (Common), Lavender (Rare)
Egg Production: Up to 100 eggs per year (~2 eggs a week)
Temperament: Friendly & Calm, Great for Kids
Average Cost: $40 - $60 each depending on age
Is this service free?
If the value of the items in your cart is over $100, the sourcing service is complementary. We offer feed, bedding, health products and more: https://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/collections/chicken-health-supplements. Note, the cost of the chickens is not included in the $100 limit.
How long does it take?
From 24 hours to a few weeks, depending on the rarity of the breed, your location and the time of year. We keep you updated during the process (Order Received > Sourcing > Found > Complete)
Can I have them delivered?
It is likely your breeder can coordinate this for you. Once we put you in contact with them you can simply ask.
I want a breed you don’t have listed?
Unfortunately, our network of breeders specialise in the chickens we have listed and some are extremely rare and can take months to locate. If you have a very special breed that you must have, contact us for more information - we love a good challenge every so often.
What breed is best for kids?
All chickens when handled and cared for are friendly, but there are some breeds that tend to be just a little more ideal for kids. Our top recommendations are, Plymouth Rock, Isa Brown, Australorps, Wyandotte and if you are ok with smaller less frequent eggs, then bantams are our top pick as they are the perfect mix of easy to keep, cute and fabulous personalities.. We love Bantma Silkies, Pekins, and Cochins.
How does it work?
Spend over $100 with us an have access to free chicken sourcing. We will use our networks, across Australia
What breed should I get for the best eggs?
All hens lay eggs, but the best and most consistent layers are Isa Browns, Rhode Island Red and Sussex.
Can I buy fertilized eggs?
Only in certain times of the year, so currently we cannot offer this.