They are fluffy, they are quirky, and they are definitely unique! The Silkie chicken breed is one of the most bizarre breeds of chickens, offering backyard chicken keepers entertaining personalities, sweet temperaments, and gorgeous appearances to boot. This chicken breed is a stand-out in the chicken world. Although this kind of chicken differs greatly from other popular breeds of chicken, making it one of the less common breeds you can raise, it is a one-of-a-kind option that you must consider for your backyard flock. Silkie chickens lay moderate amounts of eggs each year. These are a light cream color, with each hen laying around 100 to 150 eggs per year. Unfortunately, although Silkies have the potential to lay an exceptional amount of eggs, their laying season is often cut short by their tendency to go broody. The exact amount of eggs you receive from your Silkie chicken will vary depending on the conditions in which it is living, as well as on the individual bird. Some Silkies will lay an egg each day of the year, while others might only lay once a week.