It's been a few weeks since I decided to keep "Gimpy" and segregate her from her siblings. This seems crazy to people that don't love chickens, but she happily lives on the foot of my bed on top of an old beach blanket and and old towel on top of that. She vies for my attention along with my yorkie. She's been doing pretty well with going to the bathroom the same time I take my yorkie out. I think eventually she'll be more consistent than him. Lol. Some cold mornings I'll wake up with them on either side of my head.
She hates being left alone, so she has her towels around the house that she lays on and watches the family move about the house. She really gets a kick out of watching me do dishes and clean the kitchen.
On sunny days I'll put her and a few little chicks in a small chicken tractor. She plays big sister to the little ones and let's them get under her wings and shows them how to dust bathe.
She's a lovely a sweet little soul. I'm so glad I didn't take her head off when everyone was suggesting that would be the best thing to do.
Cohabiting with a chicken isn't for everyone, but if you're open minded try something else before culling.