I'm a new member...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SOLARITY, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. SOLARITY

    SOLARITY New Egg

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    Hi, my name is Patty... I reside in Portland, Oregon, and am very pleased to have stumble onto your site. Becoming a member is an honor for me. Thank you!

    I recently became the adopted mom of an injured Bantam chick. I'm guessing that Yokie is approximately a month old. She/He's doing great and is currently being kept in a lg plastic container in the family rm where he/she gets lots of hands-on attention & lap time. I'd like to keep Yokie as a pet. However, I know very little about chickens and would greatly appreciate someone letting me know how to go about creating a happy relationship with him/her. What do pet chickens like? Can they really be good pets? Can they be trained in any way? How do I Know if Yokie is happy or wants something? How much exercise does he/she need. Gosh...I have a thousand questions and will be grateful for any information or advice.

    FYI: This is my very first Forum...I'm not sure what to expect!
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  3. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG] Chickens make great pets. You are in the right place to learn what you will need to do to take care of Yokie. The first thing I would tell you is to make sure he/she always has food (chick starter) and water available. This is especially important if he/she is only about a month old.
     
  4. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi ---this is my first forum too..I lurked at least a year...I like how they run the site and the members are very nice..so come on and get addicted like me...[​IMG]
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome. People do keep house chickens, in diapers, who become attached to a human, but generally they do best outdoors around other chickens. You can train them to do a few things, but I don't think anyone has really housebroken a chicken.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] [​IMG] Lots of lap & petting is a great start. I raised a turkey inside, & she got big enough that we had to put her out. She's now 7 & STILL runs up to be held & stroked!
     
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
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    Welcome Yokie to BYC and hello from Ohio [​IMG]
     

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