Fast forward a year, my wife buys 12 Silkies. We start getting the eggs and they were great. In fact I use the Silkie eggs first even though they are 3/4 the size of our regular size hens. Now I am using the Silkie eggs and selling the other eggs. The other eggs are great, but I don't think many people understand how good the smaller eggs are. Everyone should eat bantam eggs.
Monday Chipette laid her first egg. It was the tiniest egg I had seen from a chicken. It was slightly larger than a robin egg which makes sense because she is barely larger than a robin. It is about 1/2 the size of large eggs we get. So we are now selling the 1/2 size white eggs and 3/4 size Silkie eggs for $4/dozen as well. They taste great as a plain fried egg, scrambled, etc. You can use them for baking too. You might use an extra egg depending on the recipe. Contact us for eggs!