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White Silkie Bantams

Starting at $4.50 each

White Silkie Chickens from Freedom Ranger Hatcheries

When you want to get the most meat from White Silkie Bantams, you need to order yours from Blue Banty Farm at Freedom Ranger Hatcheries! Our silkies are bred for size, not show, ensuring you get more of the delicate, rich meat you and your customers crave. With a sweet temperament, these birds will add variety and entertainment to your backyard flock or poultry production business. Choose your options now, and add these baby chicks to your cart now!

*Silkie female chicks are sexed around 90% accurate

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In 2013, when JM Hatchery started to run out of room for its birds, Blue Banty Farm was founded to help the family business. This hatchery specializes in Silkies and Blue Bantam chicks—adhering to the same best-bird standards as the rest of our hatchery family.
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0-49$4.50
50-99$3.50
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500+$1.75
Next Available Ship Date 7/15/2024
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0-99$7.00
100-199$6.00
200+$5.00
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Blue Banty Farm has a 15-chick order minimum. These birds CANNOT be combined with other birds to meet the minimum.

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What Are Silkie Chicks?

The Bantam Silkies for sale from our family of hatcheries come from an ancient Chinese breed believed to date back as far as 206 BC. They were first included in the American Poultry Association Standard in 1874.

All silkie chickens are considered “Bantam Silkies” in the United States and Canada, while other countries recognize two types: bantam and large fowl. There are also bearded and non-bearded varieties of these birds. Bearded silks have smaller wattles and a fluffy beard around their face. Their non-bearded counterparts have larger wattles.

You can easily recognize these beautiful birds by their soft and fluffy, fur-like feathers. Those feathers are not waterproof, and Silkies take on a comical look when wet. It’s best to towel- or blow-dry them if they become saturated.

Our Bantam Silkies for sale only come in white and are bred to the optimal size for meat production. Silkies have black skin and black bones, blue earlobes, and their feet have five toes (most chickens have four).

These adorable fowl have the sweetest personalities and offer hours of amusing entertainment. Silkie hens are excellent brooders (egg sitters) and excellent mothers to their Silkie chicks.

Weight of Bantam Silkies

Silkies are fairly small, topping out at only eight to 14 inches tall. Males reach weights up to four pounds, while females tip the scales at only about three pounds. The American Standard of Perfection calls for fully grown roosters to weigh 36 ounces and hens to weigh 32 ounces.

Why Should I Buy Silkies?

Their powerful brooding instinct means they are compelled to sit on eggs—and they don’t have to be Silkie eggs. Silkie hens are often used to hatch other chickens’ eggs.

Speaking of eggs, Silkies will lay about three small- or medium-sized eggs per week. They can lay eggs year-round under the right conditions (with enough light, for instance).

Our White Silkie Bantams are raised for size, not show, so that you will get more meat per bird than other Silkies for sale. That meat is delicious and considered by some to be a delicacy.

Overall, their distinct visual appeal, gentle temperament, and nurturing instincts make White Silkie Bantams popular for those seeking an enchanting addition to their flock.

The Silkie’s Temperament

Bantam Silkies of all types make great pets. They exhibit calm, friendly, gentle temperaments and can even be handled by children under adult supervision.

The Silkie’s loveable nature does make them a target, however. More aggressive chicken breeds may dominate them, causing a stressful environment for the Silkie.

Bantam Silkie Egg Production

Egg production is not a strong suit for Silkie hens, and they typically lay about three eggs per week, which amounts to approximately 120 eggs annually. However, they start laying eggs earlier in the year than other chicken species.

Silkie eggs are cream-colored, small to medium in size, and taste like chicken eggs. The deep-yellow yolks are large in comparison to the size of the egg, meaning there’s less egg white than chicken egg consumers might be used to getting.

Time to Maturity for Silkie Chicks

Silkie chicks from our Bantam Silkie hatchery mature quickly in comparison to other chicken breeds. Pullets (hens) will start laying fertile eggs at around six months.

Silkie’s soft, fur-like feathers will set at around three months of age, and they will enter their first molt when they’re six to eight months old.

Silkie chicks from our family of hatcheries are of good stock and, when given superior care, can live at least nine years.

Questions Frequently Asked About Silkie Chicks

Silkie chicks are highly desirable pets, given their sweet nature and adorable feathers. They raise a lot of interesting questions, as well. We have pulled out our most frequently asked questions about Silkies here, and we hope you find them helpful.

If you have additional questions or concerns about White Silkie Bantams, we encourage you to contact us. We’ll respond as soon as we’re able.

Can You Eat a Silkie Chicken?

Silkie chickens are indeed edible, and in fact, their meat is delicate and rich. But don’t expect a big meal to feed the entire family. Each dressed Silkie Bantam will only provide about one pound of meat. Our Silkies are bred for size, giving you more meat per bird than Silkies from other hatcheries.

Do Silkie Chicks Grow to be Good Pets?

In a word, yes. Silkie chicks and chickens are adorable—in both appearance and disposition. They are lightweight and small and enjoy being handled by humans, making them great pets for children, particularly if you’re looking to get the kids started with showing animals competitively. They are also great birds for small-scale hobby farmers seeking delightful and manageable poultry.

Do You Have Silkies in Other Colors?

No, we only sell White Silkie Bantams that are bred for size. They are still adorable and have a fun temperament for those looking to add them to their flock.

Availability of White Silkie Bantams

Our family of hatcheries takes great pride not only in the quality and temperament of the poultry varieties and waterfowl we sell, but we also think you’ll find our ordering, shipping, and delivery process to be simple and hassle-free.

Bantam Silkies for sale from our hatchery are maintained using our incubating equipment. We only offer the white Silkies. After those Silkie chicks hatch, they will be shipped directly to you, from southcentral PA to anywhere in the U.S. We will carefully and humanely ship these birds to you with weather conditions in mind.

From April 1 through October 1, the minimum order for White Silkie Bantams is 15. From November 1 through March 31, the minimum order increases to 25. We invite you to place your order for Silkie Chicks today. Your backyard is about to get a whole lot prettier!

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