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hickup - inside or outside HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by woolychicken, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2009
    mesick michigan
    my pet chicken (bantum) is blind she is getting along just fine finding the food and water and climbing up to the roost but as soon as the other bantums come in they chase her away from the food and will chase her away from the heat lamps. we have put a lamp in another location for her but they hog it. should i bring her in the house or should we try to pin up the others and let her have free range of the coop and a heat lamp area. i feel bad she has no friends. when she hear my voice she starts to peep talk. the other day we let her have free ranger of a area where we have our pigyme goats and when we came into the barn she was asleep on a goat!! i would like to keep her with them but i am afraid she will get hurt or go for a ride out side on the back of a goat. what should i do!! NEED HELP
  2. bantybev

    bantybev Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 11, 2009
    SW Michigan
    Awwww....poor little thing:(
    All I can say is I know what I would do ...but it may not be your best option.
    I would build a place for her indoors where I could give her all the love and attention I possibly could. I have heard of a lot of families with "house chickens". One little banty hen couldn't possibly be any more trouble than, say, my other 3 exotic birds. Some people let them run loose in the house with diapers on. I couldn't do that, but I would let her have time out of her cage, just like my other birds take turns getting out to explore and roam around. My African grey parrot is about the same size as my little banty hens.

    Like I said...may not be an option for you....but that's what I'd do [​IMG]
    good luck on whatever you decide.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If your family is in agreement, make her a house chicken.
  4. woolychicken

    woolychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2009
    mesick michigan
    i like the ideal of having her in the house i hope i can talk my husband into it we have 3 jack russells 2 cats and hopefully a chicken in the house:lol:[​IMG] i would feel a lot better i go out 3 or 4 times before i go to bed and i drive school bus so i need SLEEP.we heat with wood should i place her in the coolest spot i can find, away from a draft?[​IMG]

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