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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by petchicken, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. petchicken

    petchicken Hatching

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    I'm new and like chickens as pets. Soon getting chicken diapers for house chickens :D
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I've heard about house chickens, but I've never seen or raised one before. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your house chickens.
     
  3. drumstick diva

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

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    You aren't the only one with house pet chickens. It's getting to be very popular maybe because zoning restrictions and HOA's prevent people from having them the usual way.

    My friend has had house chickens for over 20 years, currently she has 2 seramas and 2silkies. She doesn't diaper them but, she is constantly cleaning up after them. I have been in her house several times and it has NO bad odors.

    The chickens act like dogs, when she leaves the house they lay near the front door. When she comes home they get all excited to see her. They fight over who gets to sit closest to her watching TV at night. She has a dog and he is pretty much afraid of them. He has lived thru many chicken housepets. When one of the seramas goes broody (on invisible eggs) she takes over the dog bed and he gives her a wide berth.

    There is a very active thread on BYC called "People with house chickens." If you put that in the search box it should pop up. I'm sure you will enjoy it. The smaller breeds seem to tolerate the confinement very well. Altho my friend used to have the bigger ones like buff orps, cochins, etc. She is mainly a silkie person.
     
  4. cheerfulchicken

    cheerfulchicken Chirping

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    [​IMG]. We tried the diapers on our bantams but they didn't like them. They seem too heavy and the birds couldn't walk. We might have done the measurements incorrectly and got too big of a diaper.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Great that you are going to keep house chickens! Lots of members here on BYC keep them as pets inside the house. Have you seen this thread yet?...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens

    You might want to join in on this thread to share your experiences and see what others do to care for their house birds.

    Enjoy all your adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

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