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Larger sized, better laying Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AChickChick, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. AChickChick

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    I realize the US has primarily bantam sized Silkies. Does anyone in the US have standard size Silkies, or even larger sized bantam Slkies? Also, how often can a Silkie be expected to lay, per week, during laying season? Is it possible for a small Silkie flock to feed a medium sized family with eggs? Or, are Silkies really just ornamental and for show, as opposed to egg layers. Of course, I realize Silkies won't lay like a Heritage breed, or a production hen, but would a flock of perhaps 10 Silkies provide a family of 5 and the in laws with enough eggs to eat? Also, if it makes any difference, we prefer bearded buff Silkies.
     
  2. AChickChick

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    Also, who has some larger size (if even just larger sized than most US Silkies, not actual standard size) bearded Silkie pullets for sale? We're in New England. I prefer buffs, but will consider any color if the size is good. We can pick up anywhere in New England.
     

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