We placed an ad on Craigslist and sold two of our white Silkie cockerels for $10 each, and then we traded one white Silkie cockerel for two 3-month-old, black Silkie-Cochin pullets. The nice lady who traded with us also gave us Olivia, a white Silkie hen. Olivia is around two years old, and has assumed control of her new domain.
A few days after she arrived, Olivia gave us our very first egg. It was quite small, but absolutely delicious.
Thank you Olivia, and welcome to your new home.