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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Loves a chick, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Loves a chick

    Loves a chick New Egg

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    Hello, I have a Buttercup chicken. A survivor from my next door neighbor. I was wondering if anyone raised them and how long they live. I never expected to own a chicken, I have cats, dogs and parrots and finches. I had pets my whole life.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've owned dozens of breeds over the past 50 years, but Buttercups are one breed I've never owned. I would love to see some photos of your Buttercups. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. Loves a chick

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    Thank you for answering me so quick. I'll have to see how to add a picture.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens are flock animals and do much better in the company of a buddy or two or three. A single bird can adapt to being a house chicken but probably would not last long with cats & dogs. There is a very good thread "people with house chickens." that might interest you. Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Loves a chick

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    Hello back again. My 2 dogs actually get along with her. She waited a month before coming into their fenced in yard to hang out with them., and pecked them on the nose to show them who's boss. If their drinking from their drip bottle she goes right in and they get out of her way. She's free range but sleeps in a coop at night. My cats are indoor cats I don't trust them with her. She comes into the back hall a lot to have healthy snacks and hang out with the dogs. The dogs and I are her flock I spend a lot of time with her, I'm retired. She flies up to my arm or my back or sits on my lap. She spends a lot of time foraging lately, more than in the summer.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    It sounds like your Buttercup has made herself right at home with you and the dogs. Glad it's working out for you!
     
  8. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  9. Loves a chick

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    Thanks everyone for welcoming me!
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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