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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by petchicken, Jul 29, 2014.
I'm new and like chickens as pets. Soon getting chicken diapers for house chickens
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.
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.
. 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.
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Hello there and welcome to BYC!
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!
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