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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hedz82, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. hedz82

    hedz82 Chirping

    Oct 25, 2012
    I have three rhodies for eggs, and want to raise a baby chick as a pet to cuddle since I am allergic to furry animals. I got two, and turns out (they are 13days old and I had blood tests done) I have a boy and a girl. The farmer said I could bring back the boy but now the problem is the boy is much more affectionate and sweet than the girl!! he comes and creeps into the palm of my hand at every chance he gets and loves to be stroked, whilst the girl is much more into exploring. Now I m thinking of keeping the girl with my three other ladies for eggs, and caponize the boy to keep him as a pet.
    Does anyone have experience with raising and KEEPING A CAPON AS A PET?
    Are they really loving and calm like hens?
    And what about their plumage?it says on the web their feathers grow longer. Does anyone have PICTURES of a fully grown capon?
    I don't wan't to do it if he ends up a freak..

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