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!