We've got our laying girls outside and our rooster. Adore them. Love watching them. Having fresh eggs is wonderful. But I'm so hooked on these tiny breeds of chickens and I've been kicking around bringing a couple home. Before doing something I'll regret though, I'd like info from anyone that indoor chickens. I'm torn between Silver Sebrights (I think they're stunning) and Seramas because they're just SO tiny. Seramas are available locally. The Sebrights would have to be ordered, but we've got a farm that places orders each year and they said they'd add in what we want if we choose to go that route. If we do this, we want chickens that are very social. The plan is for them to be out with us all day. We're both retired and spend all day at home, very seldom leaving for more than a few hours. We'd have them caged while we're gone and when we sleep. We do have dogs and cats, but they're used to the chickens outside and have never caused a problem or even seemed interested in them. Of course we'd never leave them unsupervised. I guess my biggest concern is the mess. I saw you can get diapers for them and we'd definitely have to do that. But someone said the dust from them is horrendous and will cover everything in the house. Hubby has COPD so it is a concern. I'd have to keep their cage in the library or den or great room instead of our bedroom. But with their cage in another room, or a couple rooms away, they'd still be personally with us, so would the dust still be really bad? If anyone has indoor chickens I'd love to hear anything you can tell me, good or bad. I figure I've got a couple months before I make a final decision.