Greetings from the Low Lands (The Netherlands)!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Darkfreak, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Darkfreak

    Darkfreak Hatching

    Apr 3, 2016
    Hello and good day!

    As most people posting here, I'm new :D!

    My girlfriend has been wanting a chicken for quite some time since she grew quite fond of the pet-chicken of one of her friends.
    So after long consideration and _A LOT_ of research she decided to get one.

    Yes, I know, some people here are not on board with the whole 'chicken as a pet'-idea, I've been lurking around long enough here, haha.

    Anyways, she checked out a lot of different races and finally decided on getting a Wyandotte.
    We found a local coop who had Wyandottes and we picked out a Gold-laced Wyandotte bantam chick :).

    And yes, we know chicked are best kept in pairs or more.
    But since we're aiming for a tame pet chicken (kept in house and big backyard) we decided to get only one chick.
    And believe me, she's showered in attention, always running around the table or sitting on our lap or shoulder.

    Well, long story short, meet our Saphira (GF named her after the dragon in Eragon)


    She's about 3 weeks old in that picture (taken 4 days ago).

    We started housebreaking her two days ago (clicker + treats), and she's slowly getting the hang of it.
    She listens to her name and is starting to come running to you when you call her by her name.

    So yeah, that's it. Hi :D!

  2. N F C

    N F C keep on swinging! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Saphira is lovely! There are quite a few members that keep house chickens (and house ducks) can find them by doing a search on that.

    Have fun with her and thanks for joining us!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. You may want to join the "people with house chickens . "thread. My friend has had different breeds of house chickens for over 25 years. Right now she has 2 serama hens and a silkie hen

  5. Darkfreak

    Darkfreak Hatching

    Apr 3, 2016
    Hello again,

    thanks for the warm welcome everybody :D!

    I'll make sure to check out the house-chicken thread, thanks :)!
  6. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager 7 Years

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    [​IMG] Glad you joined!

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