chickens as house pets? Opinions and views

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by silkiemother, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. silkiemother

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    hey I was just wondering how many people have chickens as house pets out there in the world.I want to have one as my own and I want to know how they do also as house pets.and I want to know what you think
     
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  3. silkiemother

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    she sounds adorable
     
  4. Aapomp831

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    NOT a good idea to have live poultry walking around your home. Yes they are adorable but they can also carry all kinds of disease... and they poop EVERYWHERE. Just - no. Not a good idea at all.
     
  5. silkiemother

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    really?our birds are treated monthly to protect them from diseases and theiy are trained not to go to the bathroom in the bathroom when they come in to get a bath.
     
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    I’m sorry but you can’t potty train a chicken. That’s absolute absurdity.
     
  7. silkiemother

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    it is possible you just have to start early like 3 weeks old and then it is constant training,at least that is what I have heard
     
  8. Aapomp831

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    No. I simply don’t believe that.
    Chickens are outdoor animals and they prefer to be outside. Unless your house is crawling with bugs (and it will be if you let them live indoors), what are they going to do all day? Roost on your furniture and poop, that’s what. And if you have children? Not a good idea. It’s absolutely disgusting, as a matter of fact.
     
  9. silkiemother

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    everyone has different opinions .and my dad is saying something like you are on the matter of silkies in the house
     
  10. Aapomp831

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    Keeping a chicken indoors is disgusting. That is not an opinion, it’s a fact. Listen, it’s not realistic. I change my clothes and scrub myself every time I come in from the coop. If you really want them close have them right outside... way better than in the house contaminating every surface. Ultimately do what you want but unless you have absolutely no life you will spend all your time cleaning up. And no, you can’t potty train a chicken. There’s just no way.
     

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