|Silkies - Show quality lines and variety of colors! Great for 4-H!|
Silkies - Show quality lines and variety of colors! Great for 4-H!|
|Description: ||DAY OLD CHICKS|
We are taking prepaid orders for chicks to hatch in the spring.
Chicks for mail order need to be in multiples of 25. This ensures sufficient body heat for the chicks to survive their journey. Feel free to mix and match smaller quantities of the different breeds. But, the total number of chicks ordered must equal 25, 50, 75 or 100.
***Day old Silkie chicks are $10/chick.
All chicks sell as straight run.
Pick up at the farm for a smaller prepaid hatch is also available.
Chicks are shipped weekly on Mondays or Tuesdays. Unfortunately, we cannot provide estimates as to when your chicks will ship. All orders will be filled in the order they are received. You will be contacted via phone when your chicks ship. That will give you 24-48 hours notice. If you have any "black out" dates, indicate them in the "Notes" section during check out and we will not ship your order those weeks.
Please confirm your order via email or by phone.
Please include your name, address and phone number in the email.
If you are paying with PayPal, please confirm that your telephone number and address in your email receipt is current. If it is not current, the U.S. Post Office will not be able to call you when your chicks arrive. And, I will not be able to contact you. It won't end well for the chicks. You will get an email confirmation after you place your order. Please look at the address and phone number on your order to confirm that it is correct. Thank you!
It is up to our hens and how they are laying during that time. Orders are filled on a first come first serve basis. Ordering early will greatly increase your chances of receiving your chicks during the week requested. Day old poultry is shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays. You will receive a phone call or email confirmation when your order is shipped.
Silkie Hatching eggs --- Some possibly available for the 2017 season. They will be mixed with all colors listed except painted.
IMPORTANT: We do not, under any circumstance, guarantee that your eggs will hatch! Many factors beyond our control may contribute to incubation success or failure.
PLEASE NOTE: Hatching eggs are shipped as soon as they are available. We will let you know when our hens are able to fill your order and when they will be shipped. Certain breeds are in high demand and may be sold out for weeks or perhaps months. Please be patient and know that every effort is being made to fill your order just as quickly as possible.
|Info: ||Our little fluffy silk balls are wonderful little chickens to have around. They make for some amusing entertainment. They are great for kids to have as pets and to show in 4-H. |
The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel 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. They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and appear in various colors.
In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. Among the most docile of poultry, Silkies are considered an ideal pet. Hens are also exceptionally broody, and make good mothers. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species.
We have a beautiful variety of colors including: Black, white, blue, lavender and partridge.
Our painted Silkies are listed on another page.
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