can chickens live in your home premenantly

RoostersAreAwesome

Free Ranging
May 21, 2017
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No, I'd rather say, if you want an indoor pet bird, pick a species more suited to this endeavour, and find a rescue bird you can work with. There are many indoor parrots who need a patient hand and a good home in rescue centres.

If you must have indoor pet chickens, plan for a flock, and a tiny breed. The smaller, the better.
Pigeons/doves are another good alternative, and there are a surprising amount of them in need of rescue.
 

StepfordCuckoos

Chirping
Mar 20, 2019
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We currently have an inside chicken, but that's because she's recovering from an injury. She seems to like it in her room, but I imagine she would be happier outside with the girls. People do have indoor chickens though!
 

JoCoKS

Chirping
May 13, 2019
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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 ?
I have a pullet which about 2 months old that has a birth defect in one leg and struggles to get around otherwise she is perfectly healthy. She does get up to move around with a lot of effort but I do not think I could put her in the coop with the others so I was thinking about keeping her in the house. Right now she is in a second cage from her sisters were she can see them as I try to fine away to help her which I hope I can. I come from a long line of medical peolpe so am hoping so of it rubbed off on me. I was going to try to get help from a few schools especially Kansas State but every school is closed.
Please advice because I am not sure what to do with this beautiful Bielfelder hen. I assume she probably can still lay eggs which is not important.
 

Shezadandy

Crowing
Sep 26, 2015
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I have a pullet which about 2 months old that has a birth defect in one leg and struggles to get around otherwise she is perfectly healthy. She does get up to move around with a lot of effort but I do not think I could put her in the coop with the others so I was thinking about keeping her in the house. Right now she is in a second cage from her sisters were she can see them as I try to fine away to help her which I hope I can. I come from a long line of medical peolpe so am hoping so of it rubbed off on me. I was going to try to get help from a few schools especially Kansas State but every school is closed.
Please advice because I am not sure what to do with this beautiful Bielfelder hen. I assume she probably can still lay eggs which is not important.
Have you watched the show Heartland Docs DVM? One of the first couple episodes had them working on a rooster with mobility issues - they built him a brace out of stuff like the below links - I'm not sure if they used the padding or not but all you do is soak it in water at a certain temperature and mold it into the shape you'd need. Not sure how many times you can mold the same piece, but you might be able to come up with something for her.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0793FPLFY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KCG9FNC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

Chercher72

Chirping
Jun 14, 2018
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Hi. I had a bantam chicken growing up in a cage in my bedroom. I never had issues with her. She was a great indoor pet. I would take her outside and then she'd come inside for bed. One chicken doesn't give off a lot of dander. A bantam would be a good choice for indoors but ultimately they long to be outside. You do what you like don't listen to Debbie downers. Try and if it doesn't work out-you tried. But I wouldn't have a bunch inside, they could be very dirty in flocks.
 

JoCoKS

Chirping
May 13, 2019
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Hi. I had a bantam chicken growing up in a cage in my bedroom. I never had issues with her. She was a great indoor pet. I would take her outside and then she'd come inside for bed. One chicken doesn't give off a lot of dander. A bantam would be a good choice for indoors but ultimately they long to be outside. You do what you like don't listen to Debbie downers. Try and if it doesn't work out-you tried. But I wouldn't have a bunch inside, they could be very dirty in flocks.
My problem is my Bielfelder hen has a birth defect that restricts her ability to walk. I have spent hours trying to find or make a boot to put on her leg because if the ankle is turned 90 degrees her messed up foot straightens out. I finish the project last night and as soon as my wife gets thru working at home I am going to have her hold her and let me see if this boot puts her foot down like it should be. IF anyone has an idea on how to care for her messed up foot PLEASE ADVICE ON WHAT YOU WOULD. I bought this hen and her sister from a NPIP chicken farm so I was not expecting this. They did refund my money but left me with this sweet messed up pullet. Can she go outside with her sister?


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