Apartment Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wolf-Kim, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about this today. I've heard of house chickens, so it got me wondering..

    Does anyone have apartment chickens?

    How did that work out for you?

    Did your neighbors notice?

    -Kim
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    This is a great topic... looking forward to some posts!
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was watching a show the other day(I always get the shows mixed up) and one of the characters had a silky chicken and a duck in their apartment. I'm going to guess and say Seinfeld..

    (Yeah, this was technically a bump..but I'm really curious about this..)[​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  4. MsBentleyboy

    MsBentleyboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I would say NO WAY! They poop everywhere and even if you had them contained they would smell up the place. Also, they love to pick at the ground and they wouldn't have that ability (unless you took them out daily). Then that might create more problems with them being exposed to the ground and bringing in things.
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see how they would be dirtier than a couple big parrots. Why not?
     
  6. Rick_R

    Rick_R New Egg

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    one of the characters had a silky chicken and a duck in their apartment. I'm going to guess and say Seinfeld

    Nope, it was Friends. [​IMG]

    Rick​
     
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew it was one of those. Thanks Rick.

    -Kim
     
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    There are millions of chicken pictures on Flickr, and I remember seeing several a while back of chickens being kept on tiny balconies in adorable tiny coops!
     
  9. Grammi

    Grammi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have a house chicken, she wears a chicken diaper, so she is very clean. I have grit in her feed. She never needs to go outside, although I do sometimes take her out. She rode shot gun with me to Montana from Michigan when I went out to take care of my father ( my husband didn't want to change her diaper!!! [​IMG] ). She tolerates me!! [​IMG] I see no reason why you couldn't have an apartment chicken. I would try very hard to have a hen, though. A rooster could be a problem.
    Gail
     
  10. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't look right now but there was a NY times article about someone w a chicken in the apartment.
     

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