Our white silkie girls are a comical delight with their boffie hair doos and matching fluffy jump suits!
Unlike all other normal chickens this unusual bird has dark purple skin, five toes, fur-like feathering, top knot and cannot fly. This purple skin is due to the melanotic gene which results in not only their skin but also their bones being black (purple). Their fur-like feathering is not good at retaining heat or providing waterproofing in the same way as ordinary feathers so the silkie tries to avoid getting wet. Silkies are therefore best housed where they have access dry, draught free accommodation. The silkie is thought to have originated in China many centuries ago. It makes the perfect backyard pet, gentle and calm, and is considered more ornamental than kept for its laying abilities. These hens make the best ever broodies and are often kept just to hatch out chicks and mother them. They do not mix well with other birds and prefers their own breed as company. However, if raised alongside pekin bantams, will happily live alongside them. The silkie although small in build is actually a light breed and not a bantam. Please note we no longer keep this breed.
Delighted with my Chicken Fencing, very easy to erect and does a great job, as does the Easy Care Drinker. I haven’t used the Poultry Safeguard Concentrate yet but I’m sure it will be just as great
Thank you Appletons
17/01/2018 by carole
I placed an order for a product just before Christmas and the staff did all they could to make sure that it arrived as soon as possible. Thank you so much! Very happy with the product too:)
17/01/2018 by Susan
My chooks and I love the new Eglu Cube - easy to follow instructions, did need two of us. It looks good and the chooks really seem to love it and also great how easy it will be to clean!!
16/01/2018 by Nikki
This is the second chicken fence I have purchased. I now have one around the chickens house and one around the vege garden to protect it when the chickens are let out daily! Easy to put up and great on on the slopes. Terrific service again, thank you.
12/01/2018 by Chris
I ordered leg bands and they were dispatched quickly. As it was such a small order it would have been good to have had the option to have the items mailed to me as the courier cost more than the order! Very good service though.
20/12/2017 by Jackie
I was so pleased with my first purchase that I ended up buying a second Easy Care Drinker for the Girls. Highly recommended! Thanks again for the prompt delivery!
15/12/2017 by Angeline
Great service and an excellent product. All arrived very fast and was quick and easy.
14/12/2017 by Richie
Very happy with our new small flock .
they are settling in nicely and appear supprisingly smart .
Thanks for great service again .
12/12/2017 by Wilfried
Thanks for the additional guidance on incubating eggs when I phoned, great chatting to another chicken-mad folk. My eggs arrived in perfect condition.
30/11/2017 by Kelly
Everything all good, eggs ordered and arrived no problem at all.
28/11/2017 by Mark
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