A local breeder of silkies is holding off hatching a batch of fertilized eggs, and has offered some to me to put under my emo Asia Black, Xena. As we aren't set up to keep silkies as pets (DH thinks they are *butt ugly*), we have 2-3 possibilities: 1. Sell the chicks once they hatch to others as pets... and/or 2. Use as a meat bird for ourselves and/or 3. POSSIBLY sell the meat to a local asian market. Couple of questions Has anyone used silkies for meat? I understand they have black everything, so I'm not bothered with that. Best time to dress them out? What size eggs do they produce?