Silkie Bantams are one of the smallest, most adorable breeds of chickens you’ll see. Named for their fluffy plumage and silky texture, Silkie Bantams are tiny and unique. In addition to their fluffy feathers, they have blue ears, five toes and black skin and bones. They love human interaction and are very affectionate. They are low on the egg production scale but make up for it in cuteness. They need protection from wet weather and don’t mind being confined in small places. Silkie Bantams make great show birds and perfect pets. They are frequently broody and have strong maternal instincts that make them excellent surrogate mothers for other breeds of chickens.