Welcome to Backyard chickens. I suggest you post on the Silkie thread, and get chicks or older birds from a breeder not a hatchery. The hatchery birds don't look much like a real silkie. The only thing about silkies is they are extremely difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age and sometimes not until they crow or lay an egg. If you can only have females this is important. If you don't care what sex you get, it isn't. Just put Silkie thread, in the search box and it should pop up. Good luck getting silkies.