I am one of those odd birds that let's her chickens in the house. Heck, my guinea fowl will even come in when the mood strikes him! But its very difficult to keep them in the house permanently. The longest I've had one in the house is 6 months and that's because she was in a therapy chair 50% of the time. I still had to bring her out every hour (weather permitting) to get all the essential nutrients the outdoors has to offer and let her exercise in peace. I had her somewhat potty trained but I was constantly cleaning as she had a very good appetite in spite of loosing her mobility. Think of a toddler with no table manners, if you will. That was Noel.i was thinking of getting one chicken and i wanted to know if i could keep it as a house pet. also what would be the sssential things i would need ?
Ha! No worries. The only time I get a poop onslaught is when a gang of them sneak into the house. Someone will leave the door open and suddenly I have a bunch of bandits fighting over the dog food.Forgive my ignorance, but what do you do with all the poop!? In the house!? How do you keep things sanitized?
Not judging. People love their chickens. But holy Toledo Batman!
I live in the mtns too. Hardwood floors..check. on nice days, i literally lock the kids outside and we take advantage to get work done and make time for play. Or the doors are wide open to enjoy the fresh air. My chickens have followed their curiosity inside a few times but when the first gift was left on the floor, it was off limits after that.Ha! No worries. The only time I get a poop onslaught is when a gang of them sneak into the house. Someone will leave the door open and suddenly I have a bunch of bandits fighting over the dog food.
We also have hardwood floors (no carpet - thank god!), and to be honest, they get tired of being inside really quick? The chickens, as much as we love to have them inside, would rather be outside. They're like kids in that sense...they get bored really quick. The only time I have them in for long periods are isolated incidences such as getting sick, being attacked, and then needing rehab. But yes, mine come in and out to say hello, steal some dog food, and get a hug. And they also love the cat tree. We live in the mountains so they like to perch on it and watch what's going on outside with the birds who fly high
What breed of chicken would this be?i can take her outside once a day if that would work . i can’t really leave her outside because we don’t have that much space and it’s very cold . i was thinking the chicken could adapt to living indoor if i bought it as a chick