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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by seminolewind, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    how many chickens can I have as pets?
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    What do you mean?
     
  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Depends why you ask. Are you in the city? Is there a limit by your county? They can all be pets, or like some of us that have big layer flocks and meat bird flocks too just a few are pets.
     
  4. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As many as you have feed, time, space, and energy for. [​IMG] (eta: assuming there are no local laws to limit the number)

    (heh, clearly I am picking up he enabling habits of everyone else on here.. [​IMG])
     
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  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I guess what I mean is how many chickens do YOU have as pets. I myself have 4 now.........
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, I have between 15 and 30 pet chickens but they often get demoted from pet status.
     
  7. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We currently have 3 adults and 16 chicks. One of them is safe from the stewpot ever (my silkie boy, he's 100% pet, he's not *really* a chicken.. [​IMG]) The others I think of as pets I might eat (roos particularly).
     
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're asking us?? [​IMG]

    If you follow our advice on numbers, you'll have
    hundreds in no time!!!
     
  9. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now we are happily owned by 17 hens and 1 roo all are pets and plan to add to the family in the spring ( after reading everyone here say the more the better )
     
  10. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    seminolewind...how many chickens can I have as pets?

    Depends how big your hallway is. If you keep them outside, I don't consider them pets. Right now I have 6 hallway chooks, with my broody silkie Miss Ohio setting on 5 eggs. If they all hatch I'm in big trouble. [​IMG]

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