We are offering these ultra rare hatching eggs. These are lavender silkie-bantams. We paid $120 each for our original birds, and the hatchery we got them from is now charging $300 per bird! They come from show quality stock. The silkie bantams are smaller and more fluffy than standard silkie chickens. It almost seems like they have fur. Lavender Silkie Bantams eggs are a little smaller too, but they also consume very little feed compared to our other chickens. These are also the only ones that still lay consistently in the Florida summer heat out of 10 or so different breeds. By those standards, they are actually more efficient despite their size. Everybody loves their docile temperament. Their relaxed disposition makes them good for a more confined lifestyle. They don’t really fly or run around much. Ours are also relatively quiet. So they are probably more suited to a smaller back yard run rather than free ranging.
We will collect the eggs fresh before shipping. Supply is limited, so please contact us if you are looking to order more than a couple. Fertile eggs should be incubated within 10 days of laying. Priority mail takes 2 to 3 days on average, so that leaves plenty of time. Although we do recommend incubating them upon arrival.
We have had good success with the fertility of these eggs after hatching several batches in the incubator and having them hatch naturally in the coop. The pictures show some of the birds we have hatched from these hens. The hens we have are on the whiter side. Their feathers can change color with age too. But you can see that they still put out chicks on the spectrum from whiter to blacker with tinges of lavender to more clearly lavender overall.
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