Silkie Hatching Eggs

(13 customer reviews)


We love the surprise when we hatch eggs from our mixed silkie flock. The babies can hatch with feathers from any color or combination of the colors we keep.


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Our breeding silkies’ feather colors are blue, black, splash, white, buff, paint and porcelain. Porcelain is a combination of lavender and buff and some of our hens are partially partridge, but we no longer keep pure partridge. Chicks from these hatching eggs can hatch with feathers from any color or combination of the colors we keep. We especially like these chicks because of the fun of the surprise. The chicks and chickens are also easily distinguished from each other by their unique colors.

Silkies are a bantam chicken breed, with soft silky plumage. Their feathers are similar to down and wisp around, making them look like balls of fluff. They are incredibly sweet, gentle birds that make a perfect pet for children.

The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot (instead of the usual four). Silkies have feathered feet, and mulberry colored cushion combs (typically only visible on the males, as the female’s combs are smaller and hidden by their crest.) Silkie hens make wonderful mothers and can even adopt baby ducks if given the chance.

Silkies are one of the few ancient chicken breeds we still have around today, originating from Asia prior to the 13th century, truly a heritage breed.

Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. If you need eggs by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. To get a general idea of our timeline, you can see the Estimated Shipping Dates page. Please do not place an order with us if you are not prepared to wait to receive your hatching eggs. While we do try to fill orders as quickly as possible, we are a small family farm focused on producing high quality chickens and hatching eggs. We are NOT a hatchery that will ship your order out the day it is received. For more information, please review our Terms.

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 5.5 in

13 reviews for Silkie Hatching Eggs

  1. Kathy (verified owner)

    I just wanted to let you know that I received 8 eggs about 4weeks ago, 5 ended up being viable and 4 successfully hatched. This was my first time hatching chickens and it was a wonderful experience!!! My 4 beautiful little silkies are healthy and happy! I definitely plan on doing this again next Spring.

  2. Denise Y. (verified owner)

    Eggs arrived intact without any cracks. Well packaged. Received 8 eggs (6 ordered) and 6 eggs hatched! All chicks doing well. Very happy with purchase.

  3. auberryallison (verified owner)

    I ordered some silkie eggs back in late may and they arrived in early June! We asked for 2 extra eggs and 6 out of the 8 silkies hatched into chicks with the cutest personality! I definitely recommend better with thyme as they made my first hatching experience amazing and leaves me wanting to do more!

  4. A Lauren Trapp (verified owner)

    I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the eggs that I received and the hatch rate! I have ordered hatching eggs from other places and could immediately tell that the ones that I received from Better with Thyme were a step above.

    We had 22 of 24 eggs make it to hatch day and of those, 18 hatched. 6 Silkies, 8 Lavender Orpingtons and 4 Cream Legbars.

  5. Kaitie Gomez (verified owner)

    Had an amazing experience ! 9/10 silkies hatched and they are super healthy and adorable! Planning on ordering more silkie eggs soon. Thank you for fulfilling my dream of having this adorable breed ! 10/10 recommend them !

  6. Devorah (verified owner)

    Our eggs came very well packaged in a very cute box which I kept! Although we only got 4 to hatch, I attribute the loss to our many broody hens playing musical brooding boxes, constantly switching who was sitting on whose eggs, and in no way is associated to any problems with the eggs. I ordered 6 and got 4 extra (very nice), and did candle them, they all seemed fine and were developing well. We had a lot of weather fluctuations going from very cold to hot in a span of a couple of days lasting over several weeks, so that may have had something to do with it. All four are white, fluffy and cute as can be! Highly recommend!!

  7. Jenni

    Everything went fantastic and I have some adorable, colorful, fluffy babies. This was such a great experience compared to may last attempt with shipped hatching eggs. Everyone arrived safely and the packaging was great. I had 8 eggs, 7 were fertile and started developing but, lost one midway through development. Six hatched but, we lost one shortly after hatching (we think something just went wrong with the yolk). Thank you so much for the colorful assortment! We will definately be ordering again soon.

  8. Nichole (verified owner)

    I ordered half a dozen and received four extras. The eggs all arrived intact and appeared in good condition. It was a long way to travel and the instructions for preparing eggs for the incubator were very helpful. 7 of 10 eggs hatched, which considering the very long way they traveled I was very happy with. The chicks all appear healthy and happy, most of them were white with one black and one that I think is a splash. A bonus for us is that during this pandemic all of the baby chicks hatched on Easter Day which was really special for us!

  9. Emily C.

    I would give you more than 5 stars but 5 it is! This is my second year hatching Silkie eggs purchased from Better with Thyme. I incubate the eggs every Spring in two Kindergarten classrooms at my school. This year we had 20 of 24 hatch 🐣 The chicks are all healthy and adorable. The eggs arrive well packaged and in great shape. Sarah is terrific to work with and the eggs always arrive when I requested them. Thank you Better with Thyme for our Silkie chicks and the joy brought to many watching the amazing process. 🐥

  10. Alicia G. (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed the experience and all the eggs hatched beautifully! I struggled to find some of the unique breeds that you offer, so it was great to not only find the breeds, but to find such a great chickens as well! Ordered silkies and lavender orpingtons, incubated 8 and all 8 hatched!

  11. Anna S. (verified owner)

    We ordered 6 eggs, and they surprised us with 12! Four hatched, and they are now cute fluffy grey and brown silkies.

  12. Melissa C. (verified owner)

    I love that eggs are available year round. Chicks are doing good 🙂

  13. Julie N. (verified owner)

    They arrived in good shape. Chicks are doing great perfect, although no white silkies. I love them. I thought the hatch was ok. Incubated 16 eggs, 9 hatched.

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