The Silkie Chicken is probably the best chicken for young children they soon grow to love their little humans and can be easily tamed. They are also very lightweight, so ideal for sitting on your lap for a cuddle, and they love to be made a fuss of. They can't fly and don't flap around much either, again great for children.
These are sociable birds, and ideally would want to be in a flock with another similar bantam sized birds, but they are very easy to mix with existing flocks as they are non argumentative. Available in White, Black, as well as Buff Gold.
This breed of small chicken has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, bright blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, (whereas most chickens only have four). Interesting facts make for an interesting garden bird, that is also very pretty.
You will still get 3/4 eggs per week from these ladies - but they will slow right down for darkest winter months. These birds will be laying within weeks, some already are!
They are unable to fly so they are very calm and great for small children, low fenced areas, and generally being ornamental in the garden. They are not good at escaping from foxes, so you will need secure chicken housing at night.
You can order these from our website, or just pop along and pick and choose your birds from our small flock. These are ready for collection straight away. Just send a text or call so we know you’re coming, and we aren't out walking the dogs or tending to livestock in the fields.
We are open:
Saturday 17th April 9-1pm
Sunday 18th April 9-6pm
Tuesday - Friday 9-6pm