For almost 2 years now, all ive been wanting is a pet chicken, not just any chicken, but a Silkie chicken in which i would keep indoors with a diaper. Theres only one problem though--My mother has no clue! Im not out of high school yet, but will in a year. Thats not the half of it, because im not even sure whether Penny is a hen or rooster! She (or he, which until i find out ill just call it Penny) is a black Silkie and im not 100% sure of her age right now. The farmer said almost 4 weeks when i got her from a far away farm, but everyone here told me there wasnt a chance she was that old. So whether the farmer lied, or Penny is just a late bloomer, Ill never know! She has in the last week started having these great fluffy sprouts of Pure FLUFF all over her body which im in love with, and she has seemed to have imprinted on me (im not positive but im just saying that by the way she never leaves my side , and comes running to me when I call out "Penny".) I play with her and take great care of her Upstairs in our house and she rarely has accidents outside her home but im planning on buying her a chicken diaper soon. I have a car so im not depriving her of chicken feed,as i can drive to the local feed store and pick some up, but i have to do this SECRETLY. Im hoping with all my might she is a hen so i can keep her in the house (a rooster is not staying in my house,i have a baby sister under a year old and its too much of a hazard). When im not with her she has a corral in the guest bedroom she lives in with everything she needs. Im hoping my mother doesnt find her and flip out, because im already so attached to my widdle chikadee. Im not sure when or how to come out about having a pet chicken that i have been keeping upstairs for a while, but im sure when i tell her not only will she be mad, but shell look at me like i have 3 heads. I have been a HUGE animal lover/obsesser since i was a little kid and ive had the craziest pets including a pet skunk (which was not my moms idea, it was her boyfriend who bought her for me). But now i currently have 2 dogs Charlie and Lola, 2 clownfish ariel and Ursula, a guinea pig Winnie (or winnie boppers), and now secretly, Penny my fluffy lovebug of a chicken. I spend so much time with her and im constantly upstairs but sometimes when my mom calls me i have to answer asap of the risk that my mom will walk upstairs and catch me in the act of playing and taking care of Penny. The problem also is that as soon as i leave she tweets so loudly and you can sort of hear it from over the landing downstairs. Im not sure what that means but it sounds sad like she misses me Im Not sure how long i can keep up this charade until im caught red handed, but hopefully i have enough time so i know she is a hen and i can try to compromise something with mother dear. I know if my dad were still alive hed love and laugh at the whole situation, but with just my mom now, it not so sure shell feel the same.. If anyone has any advice for me please comment. If its something rude, hurtful, or just plain out mean, dont comment at all.