I started raising silkies about 8 years ago. I think they are the darn cutest thing ever, though many people don’t agree with me! I think they look like fluffy muppets though and just adore the dozen or so I always have. With their fluffy feathers, they almost resemble rabbits more than chickens. They are very soft and have the sweetest temperament of any chicken I’ve raised. Silkies also won the hearts of all the children that visited, letting themselves be carried around and petted for hours…and you’ll want to pet them when you feel how soft their unique feathers are!
Though they are small in stature, silkies are big on personality! My silkies especially are total characters and are actually pretty smart. A silkie roo was the first chicken I trained to walk on a leash and I often took him to events to teach people about raising backyard chickens for eggs. There are so many reasons why you should raise silkies too…..