All the Answers to Your Questions
ARE SILKIE CHICKENS FLUFFY?
The feathers on these birds are furry and fluffy because they don’t have barbs to hold them down.
DO SILKIE CHICKENS HAVE BLACK SKIN AND BONES?
Besides the silly fur-like feathers that make a Silkie look like a Muppet, these birds have several other unique traits that make them stand out. Silkie’s skin is black or dark blue instead of white. They also have black bones.
SILKIES HAVE EXTRA TOES?
Silkies have five toes on their feet instead of the usual four.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SILKIE GETS WET?
Drying your Silkie chicken quickly can be the difference between life and death for your fluffy chicken. Since the feathers do not stick together on this “furry” breed, they aren’t insulated. This means they can catch a chill easily and die of hypothermia, especially if they live in cold climates.
ARE SILKIES GOOD MOTHERS?
It’s no secret that Silkies make wonderful mothers. Their tendency to go broody (have the urge to sit on eggs) is much higher than any other breed.
ARE SILKIES A GOOD FAMILY CHICKEN?
Silkies are known to be calm, friendly, and docile – even the boys. The love cuddles and enjoy being around their humans.
HOW MANY EGGS DO SILKIES LAY?
Silkies typically lay an average of 3 eggs a week. Their eggs are white and a small-medium size.