pet chickens

  1. Summer Byer

    Busy Momma who loves chickens!!

    I'm a busy mom with seven boys, one girl, and one on the way! I have raised three sets of chickens only to have my city zoning board take them from me. I have decided to raise them indoors, as this doesn't seem to offend any neighbors or break any laws. Any advice on keeping chickens indoors...
  2. S

    Help choosing Breeds

    Hello, I am new to raising chickens and am really only in the research and planning phase. I would like to find a few breeds that are excellent egg layers but that are really good as pets as well (very friendly and don’t mind being handled). I would really appreciate any input you can give...
  3. BabySweetsTurkeys

    My babies are growing so fast!

    My little babes are almost 4 months old. Where does the time go? :hitHere we have Willie (barred rock rooster) Eggbert (grey Easter ‘Egger’ rooster), and me hens: Pippy (has a slightly deformed comb) Zippy (perfect comb), and Yolkie! :p
  4. Quails1

    Are Phoenix Chickens Friendly?

    As the title says, are phoenix breeds of chickens loving/affectionate? I currently have one, and she's almost 2 months since this thread was posted, and I haven't snapped any recent photos yet. She is about 5 weeks old in the photo below: I've spent plenty of time with her when my chick was a...
  5. Citychickengal

    I skipped the introduction part, so hi!

    Hi all, I’ve been a silent stalker on BYC for a while, and an actual member for a couple weeks. I skipped the introduction part when I joined though, so here is my late intro! My husband & I live in the Atlanta area, and we first got chickens in May 2017. We started out with a small coop and...
  6. Clilly20

    Hello! New to the group ❤️

    I have a backyard flock of silkies. We built our coop just over a year ago and love having fresh eggs and cute pets. We don’t eat them because silkies aren’t really made for that and I don’t think we could bring ourselves to slaughter them. They are definitely pets. We got them from a breeder...
  7. JonWieszchowski

    "Tiny-Farm" Part 1

    Hi, I am Jon, One of the Owners of "Tiny-Farm Bed & Breakfast", My Wife Brenda is the other Owner and We Love chickens, Both as Pets and as Food. One of the things We offer our Guests and I Guess the thing that INSPIRED our Entire idea of running a Bed & Breakfast called "Tiny-Farm" was my...
  8. CaityKitola

    Pair of young chickens need new home (South Bay Area, CA)

    Hello Backyard Peeps! I'm still fairly quiet here, but here's the situation I've gotten into: 1. I work at a preschool. 2. Someone at the preschool decided "Oh hey let's hatch eggs to show the kids!" 3. I was put in charge of the incubator because I've "had birds before." Apparently parrots...
  9. aringisthething

    Thoughts on publishing children's book about pet chicken

    Growing up on a small dairy farm, I was in charge of our Rhode Island Reds, and one of the flock's beauties became my pet, whom I named "Cluck-Cluck" - I know, not the most creative! She and I were the best of friends, and my five siblings and I used to play dress up with her. My mother even let...
  10. Banner2

    Banner2

    portraits of chickens made in colored pencil. jenesaiscluck.wixsite.com
  11. Borg bird

    Help!!! I love my Cornish x (as a pet). How to keep them healthy?

    Yes, I know...it's a doomed pet. But I'm good at doing the extra leg work for the things I love ( doomed or not). These 3 Cornish x are almost 3 weeks, and are technically for my sister's ffa project. But, they definitely won't make show. They have been given a high protein diet and fed 24/7. I...
  12. AuntKK

    Sick Silkie???

    My pet Silkie just isn't acting normal. She isn't moving around much, keeps shaking her head. Walking seems difficult for her, like her balance is off. When standing she is kind of weaving back and forth. Not much of an appetite, very quiet. She is 6 years old. She is an only chicken and...
  13. KindVonDerMond

    Is it Safe to Pet My Chickens?

    Hello! I'm quite new to this whole chicken rearing thing (I don't even have a flock yet, or a coop for that matter!) and I was curious on the health issues of petting your chickens. Some people I've met cuddle and pet their chickens as much as they can, others tell me not to touch them without...
  14. SweetE

    Spoiled baby

    This is my daughter holding her favorite chicken. He just had a bath and is sleeping in her arms as he often does. He is a male bearded silkie about 5 months old. And spoiled rotten!
  15. quails3

    Inside pet chicken? House chickens?

    My parents randomly decided to sell their house (after we bought 12 chickens!) and they're talking about buying a house in Edmond Ok. Currently there's a rule to where you can't have backyard chickens unless you have over 30,000 square feet of land.. and we haven't found any houses that are even...
  16. quails3

    Edmond OK laws. pet chicken instead of backyard chickens?

    My parents randomly decided to sell their house (after we bought 12 chickens!) and they're talking about buying a house in Edmond Ok. Currently there's a rule to where you can't have backyard chickens unless you have over 30,000 square feet of land.. and we haven't found any houses that are even...
  17. T

    2 Chickens, 1 Rooster Free to a good home in Austin, TX

    2 Chickens and 1 Rooster free to a good home in Austin, TX. I inherited these guys and I am not sure really how to take care of them so I am looking to rehome them. I don't know too much about them, but I think the chickens are a breed of rumpless chicken, I am not sure if they are standard size...
  18. IMG_2938

    IMG_2938

    Rocky Road and Cocoa....my two 'in-house' Polish chickens! Know Rocky is a hen, she is laying.....but, not so sure about Cocoa....no crowing and no eggs???
  19. hannahsflock

    The Frizzle Thread

    Because I absolutely love frizzles, I decided to create a thread where we can post photos of our frizzly chooks. To start things off, here are a couple of photos of my Wheaten Cochin Bantam frizzles, as well as my Polish frizzle rooster. Now let's see yours! :caf
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