Silkie Bantam

We offer a poultry sourcing service Australia wide. How does it work?

1. You add the breed and number of chickens to your cart.
2. Our team contacts our Australia wide network of quality breeders.
3. Once we source them, you pickup & pay the local breeder.

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
 

FAQ:
Is this service free?
No,  as long as your cart value is over $100. Under $100 we cannot offer this service as it can take many hours to successfully fulfill an order. 

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.
 

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For the chicken scouring to be free of charge, you must purchase something from us to the minimum value of $100. Chickens are subject to availability. It can take as little as 24 hours, up to a few weeks depending on your location, breed type, colour choice, rarity and time of year. We cannot guarantee to fulfil your order but we will certainly try very hard. But don't worry, we're very good at finding poultry in Australia for our customers. We have a network of Australia's best quality poultry breeders.