Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kaytlynng123, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. kaytlynng123

    kaytlynng123 New Egg

    Dec 29, 2008
    why is it that you dont want to eat silkies.arent they like any other chicken.whats the difference?????????????
  2. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    i didnt know you couldnt people eat thiers all the time and say they dont taste no different
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2008
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I have seen the silkies sell higher than other chickens to kill buyers. They take to Chicago and sell for slaughter...
    Something about the dark meat is more desirable.... And guineas seem to go higher for eating also...
    I do not eat ANY of my chickens.......
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    The dark bones are different so they take a while to get used to I suppose.

    Also, Hmong people really like the black bones and skin and ( some other groups of people do too), so you would be able to get more on the market for them than regular chickens.

    Silkies are so cute and fluffy that I personally would rather nor eat my own. I am not much of a meat eater anyway. I generally cull if I have to and then bury them in a grave.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008

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