I've ALWAYS wanted White Silkie Bantams. This is a picture I got off the internet to show you what they look like.
Haha. Aren't they cute? I laugh everytime. I've been looking online recently because it's the start of chick season and everywhere I looked the silkies were all sold out. So I was set to just get a normal breed, until my husband called a local feed store and they had just received their first shipment of chicks this year. We went to see what they had, and they ended up having silkies!! I was beyond excited. (My husband laughs at me because I get excited about the silliest things.) The chicks were a month old but they were all straight run (meaning there is a 50/50 chance for hens) so we have to buy double hoping we get hens and then finding new homes or sadly "eating" any roosters we get, because they're illegal within city limits and they're also very loud.
So we took home 3 silkies and ended up getting 7 of what I thought were silkies but ended up being White Frizzled Cochin Bantams, which I googled and I'm ok with them, they look cute. I'm just hoping out of the three silkies I got, some are hens.
So we get home with ten new chicks and my husband gets to work on a small chick brooder which they stay in for another 4 to 6 weeks until they have enough feathers to go outside.
My husband is quite the handy man. He takes a planter box he already had made and adds a top to it with hinges and a handle and it's perfect for my little chicks.
Then we add the chicks with some food and water.
Last but not least, a light and we are all set for the next couple weeks!
Can't wait to find out which of my chicks are hens and which are roosters!
I will keep you updated with pictures in the weeks ahead!