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.
This is my second review for the same product but I just had to write as I cleaned out the three smelly gpiggies egloo house ( in purple) and I kid you not,it was a PLEASURE,
True, what's more they aren't nearly as smelly even after a week,it was so easy and got so clean, and they are very happy,Put themselves to bed at dinner time,no trying to find them. I can't recommend this enough 😀👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🐹🐹🐹 LJ
Definitely getting one for my big boy Robbie ( Flemish Giant)
12/07/2018 by Lisajane
I actually got this for two of our Gpiggies
They just are two smelly and noisy!
It’s fantastic,they love it,it’s so easy to clean and move
It did take me all day to put it together,definitely not as quick and easy as on utube, but once together such a great hutch
I’m looking at getting one for my big Flemish Giant
To sleep in
Fantastic communication from Appleton’s and fast delivery
Would recommend to anyone 😊👍🏻
08/07/2018 by Lisajane
Once again, excellent service from Appletons, thank you. Fast delivery and chickens now under control.
03/07/2018 by Katherine
Thanks very much Appletons and your employees.
Great service, after deciding to buy some leg bands I registered and brought in ten minutes a fair few.
Now there are a few tagged n bagged chooks, having being blinged with some nifty bands.
28/06/2018 by Vicky
Thank you for a well made item and a quick efficent.and prompt delivery.
Regards J Barrett.
24/06/2018 by Jan
Prompt delivery and well finished. Operates as expected and we are very happy with the product.
22/06/2018 by Steve
Our new mini apex hen house is all up and looking very good! I have also just seen a newsletter from you and I am so pleased that as a new comer to chooks this kind of information will be available to me through the amazing service you offer. Thank You Very Much.
21/06/2018 by Pamela
The 4 hens have settles in well and now we have 4 eggs a day .
04/06/2018 by Miles
Awesome hen house! Took us only half an hour to put it together and most of that time was spent just moving the pieces to the chook run and chasing our toddler. The girls love it! Thanks!
31/05/2018 by Sara
Love the range of products here, especially the treats that our chooks adore. Quick delivery so far, will keep buying from here. Thank you.
31/05/2018 by Djamila
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