Silkie hens are awesome pets! They are cute and smart animals that can live inside your apartment. They are noisy animals and they can be toilet trained to not poop on your house because these girls are smart. These Hens can be pets on a city because they won't disturb your neighbors as they don't make noises. They lay 5 to 6 eggs a day so having them as a pet can be beneficial because they can give you free food. In China, they were raised for meat because their meat can prevent cancer. Their meat don't look appetizing though because it is black and dark blue in color. I will not eat mine though because they are my pets. This is the only chicken breed that can live inside your house because they are smart, they don't make noises. These critters are very sweet and docile to humans. Their eggs have baby blue colored shells but I do eat their eggs because of these eggs are rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Their eggs can prevent heart disease. I have 4 hens living inside my house and they get along with my dog and cat. I know people from States where it is illegal to have chickens in the city but non of their neighbors know they have chickens because silkies don't make noises.