Hello everyone! I made this account solely for the purpose of asking professional chicken owners about silkie chickens.
While I do have experience with many exotics and birds such as cockatiels, sun conures, etc. This is the first chicken I would ever own if I get one. Silkie chickens were an animal I found on the internet after searching for friendly pet birds that are great with children and strangers. I love their appearence, they are supposedely very friendly and make great pets, but I would also be a new chicken owner so I have a few questions:
1: Is it true Silkies are great pets? Would they be an ideal friendly bird pet?
2: How big and how messy is a silkie chicken? Is it comparable to a dog? Can they be house trained?
3: I live in a typical house with an average backyard, not farm big but as far as normal backyards go its pretty good sized, is this enough?
4: What is the smell/cleaning like if I were to keep this bird indoors? My apartment I'm working towards I believe actually let's people have a chicken, but what would that be like?