bantam silkie chickens
The silkie chicken was developed in the southeast Asian countries or China. It was valued as a medicinal food item because of its black skin and bones, and was thought to be particularly good to reinforce body immunity and protect from emaciation and feebleness. It also is reported to treat diabetes, anemia, female reproductive functioning and postpartum disorders. Marco Polo gave the first accounts of silkie chickens in the late 13th century. They a re a small bird, classified in the bantam category. Their feathers make them appear as though they have very soft fur. Because their feathers can inhibit their sight, they can get picked on by other chickens. Because of this we keep our silkies separate from our other birds. They are incredibly docile and sweet, and we recommend them for people looking for a small, easy to handle chicken pet.