MEET OUR SILKIE CHICKENS
Silkie chickens are a bantam, or miniature, variety of chicken. They are typically not farmed for meat or eggs, but rather raised as pets. They each have their own personality, and are similar to other types of pet birds like cockatiels or parrots. Their feathers are fine and fluffy, resembling fur. The adults lay miniature eggs, and they love pecking around the yard finding ants and other tiny bugs to eat.
A note about chickens in general: Factory farm chickens a often treated inhumanely, confined to battery cages that barely allow them to move their entire lives. You can help to put an end to cruelty in the chicken markets by purchasing organic eggs and organic chicken. Organic farmers must meet higher standards of care.
Learning How to Peck
1 Month Old-Exploring the Yard for the 1st Time
Sharing some Breadcrumbs with the Dogs
Rotisserie, AKA "Rosie" - So Cute!
Nugget, Pecking at the Camera
Pei-Wei, Our Polish Chicken
Noodle, taking a bite of the cucumber
Chicks Just a Few Days Old
1 Week Old, Getting Used to People & Dogs
Growing Silkie New Feathers
2 Months Old, Starting to Look Fluffy
Noodle, Looking for Treats
Noodle at 4 months, Looking Fluffy
Rosie, checking out these cucumbers