Little Hen, Big Family

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by foxandthehen, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. foxandthehen

    foxandthehen Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]My husband and I have two kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a leopard gecko and now a buff silkie hen. I have kept chickens before, and am very excited about our new addition. She is currently 6 weeks old. Her name is Chickie. She has a small cage in the house with rugs and newspaper beneath and a bed and bowls inside. During the day, weather permitting, she goes out in the fenced yard with the dogs. In the evening, she comes in for cuddles and to sleep in the cat tower. I am hoping to find insight on indoor pet chicken keeping.
     
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Love the Silkie :)
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - it's your lucky day. There is a very active thread called "people with house chickens." My friend has had house chickens for over 25 yrs., various breeds but mostly silkies. Currently she has 2 seramas and 2 silkies in the house. When she runs errands, the "flock," sleeps by the door with the dog. When she comes back , they mob her and want to know what she brought them.
     
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