Silkies start filling in at about 6 weeks of age.
Absolutely, Silkies will be the more docile of the flock and will tend to get bullied. The silkies get along with others well and Rhode Island Reds are not generally aggressive. A mixed flock of silkie and RIR is quite common.
Silkies come in Bantam and Large sizes, in Europe the Large Silkie is favoured, while in North America Bantam Silkies are preferred.
The same of any other breed. However, in the US, there are only "bantam" Silkies - but from what I understand, they are more like a cross of size between bantam and large fowl. Apparently, there are only real size differences in Europe between silkies.
Where, for example? Do you have any website or address where can I buy some eggs?
Not all silkies are small. You may have a bantam breed of silkie. There are standard breed silkies available and they are as large as many standard breeds like Rhode island reds and Araucana. Check out Hendersons chicken breed chart for more information.
because they are rare
Silkies start laying a little later than some chickens. You can expect to start seeing eggs somewhere around 8 or 9 months.
Silkies start laying (usually) between 7-9 months, which is later than most chickens, I have an 8 month old that hasn't started laying yet, but a plus to that is, the later in life your silkies lay, the more eggs you will get, and the more consistent with laying she will be.
The breed you may be talking about are called SILKIES
the dorking.faverolle,houden,sultan,and ALL silkies have five toes. Silkies by standard always have 5 toes. Some are hatched with 4 or 6 but that is a fault. Silkies are bantam sized by standard in the United States but are a large bantam. Outside of the U.S. they are by standard a large breed chicken. *Edited from version that stated only bearded silkies have five toes. Bearded and non bearded both should have five toes on each foot.
Not in North America. They are quite a common bantam breed.
If the birds are pecking the Silkies while they are at roost you will need to supply them with more space. If the aggression is out in the yard or during the day the only way to really stop it is to separate them. It is usually one or two bullies who get things going so when it is time to cull the flock take the "bad" birds first. The pecking order in a flock is constantly changing and Silkies are a very NON aggressive breed.
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Yes a chicken can have black feathers. Silkies (Breed of chicken) have black skin and bones.
Yeah, mine does but since it's so delicate it gets pecked on a lot!:(I will agree with him if your chicken is delicate then you will have a lot of picking on and fighting so try to make all your chickens as delicate as possible.
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leghorns are good and all types of Sussex but silkies go to sit quickly.
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