Chickens and Autism?!

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  1. Calebs Chicks

    Calebs Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy! So. I am a mom that has a severely non verbal Autistic 11year old son. And we want to get chickens. Again. (I have had hens in past, but that was a few years ago.) Anyway- I am looking for recommendations for breeds that are excellent with children, and young adults. All have sensory issues, and some physically disabled as well as mentally. I am planning on looking into a actual 4 H group especially for these kids, and could use some direction?
    Some guidelines:

    - Prefered show stock available.

    - sexed pullets if possible for kids who may live in burbs

    - also, really important- breeders open to questions and guidance after initial purchase, although I will be doing as always- tons of research on breeds.

    - Heritage?

    So, tall order, but want to do this right. Very little activities out there for these special kids. Healthy ones anyway. Loved having and caring for chickens, ducks, and geese in past, and thought this would be a good starter project and maybe some raised garden beds for them too.....
    Please- give me all and any suggestions. I appreciate it!
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have serama bantams. They make excellent pets; very docile, friendly. Very small, world's smallest breeds. Mine are between 10 an 20 ounces.

    Silkies would also make a good breed for handicapped children.

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  3. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haveno opinion on breeds for pets, though I think the idea of chickens for an autistic child is brilliant. As far as any questions you might have on each breed, you have already found an excellent resource here.
     
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  4. OrganicFarmWife

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  6. nchls school

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  7. OrganicFarmWife

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    Ahhh I searched the wrong thing.
     
  8. Calebs Chicks

    Calebs Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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      OH! Those are lovely! I honestly do not know much about Seramas. But I will check into them. They are very appealing! Are you in Florida? Or do you ship chicks? Thank you for your reply!!
     
  9. nchls school

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    Serama are quite different than other breeds. Almost to the point of being a separate specie.
     

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