Silkies are one of the most recommended birds for kids. They are less "flighty" than other birds, and can develop a close relationship with their owners if cared for and handled properly. They are often called the "puppy dogs" of the chicken
Previous pinner said: This is "Beauty," my Blue Laced Red Wyandotte pullet. She was from Lowell Barber's stock from his originial imports (with no outcrossing) and came to me via Laurie Adams. [What a gorgeous bird!
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The words of advice we were given by experienced chicken owners:’Bring the new birds into the coop at night, when they are roosting, when they awaken it will be like they were always there.’ We did this with our hens and it worked great.