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Can a chicken be house trained?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 14 chickens & counting, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering........Can a chicken be house trained? [​IMG]
     
  2. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they can hold it a long time when they're brooding .... But that's a message that's built in.

    Tiny tiny brains.
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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The training period is sooooo messy with all that chicken poop in the living room.
     
  4. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    The training period is sooooo messy with all that chicken poop in the living room.

    I know right!!!![​IMG]

    I thought I had heard it somewhere before.​
     
  5. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're asking if they can be litter-trained or something similar, the odds are quite against it. They are incontinent, having no sphincter muscle.
     
  6. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have personal, first-hand knowledge. NO, chickens can NOT be housebroken. The nasty, sneaky, filthy white beast that lurked about my mother's kitchen was definitely NOT housebroken. It was trained on where to lay the egg...but never anything else. ISH-DA!!!!!
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  8. BitsyB

    BitsyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard there are chicken diapers...

    Personally I think it'd be easier to clean up a poop from the floor rather than figure out how to get a chicken to wear a diaper!
     
  9. 14 chickens & counting

    14 chickens & counting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody for the post....I didn't THINK they could....and I had seen the diapers....but they are so cute....would have been nice. [​IMG]
     

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