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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chicks Galore3, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    I am currently writing a persuasive paper on bringing chickens in the house. With a diaper on. :D If you would be willing let me put your BYC username (or you can remain anonymous) and a short clip saying- so and so successfully brought ___ many chickens in the house, that would be great!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    How does one deal with the dust?
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    If you are talking about chicks, i didn't have a problem. :D
    If you are talking about full grown chickens- i don't think that would be a problem because i don't think most people have the LIVE inside. (I may be wrong)
  4. farmer boy

    farmer boy Songster

    ask aoxa shes had a hen that lived in side
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    No clue about Chickens but Nettie has kept several Runner Ducks in her house for a long time.
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    Mine dont live oin the house but i bing them in the house sometimes, for baths or just for hanging out on my lap, they never poop on me
  7. I've brought my d'Uccle in the house with an impromptu diaper (wrapped an old tea towel around her bum, cut a slit for her tail and legs then held it together with safety pins). She goes around and eats spiders in the mudroom. :p It's a win-win.

  8. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    I have a house chicken. Frack comes and goes as she pleases. She has actually housebroken herself. When she wants to go outside, she just goes to the front door and starts cackling or she will peck on the door to get our attention. When she was just about a year old, a rooster tore her up pretty bad, and we let her recuperate in a dog crate in the kitchen. When she started coming out of the crate, I would let her out into the front yard for a while and then she would come and peck on the door to be let back in. She is over 5 years old now, so has been a house chicken for about 4-ish years. She went broody a couple of years back and actually hatched 5 eggs and would march her chicks out of the kitchen, across the living room, and to the front door to be let out (no, they were not housebroken). Frack used to lay her egg every day upstairs in our bed, until she came tunbling down the stairs one time. Now she has her own "bed" in the front room where she lays her eggs and sleeps at night.

    We have had other chickens since then that will come in and visit for a while, but none like Frack.
  9. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    Thanks everybody!
  10. kellypepperk

    kellypepperk Songster

    May 30, 2012
    Delaware County, NY
    Our chicken, Lucky was injured when she was quite young and had to be separated from the flock. We treated her and kept her in a bin by herself in the house. She was able to go back to "general population" before too long, but decided to continue to come to the porch at dusk and roost - knowing that from there we would bring her back in to her bin each night. She will not poo in her bin. She waits until her feet hit the grass before she does her morning do.
    She gets a little tweaky some nights and doesn't seem to want to go to sleep - so we get a towel (just in case) and let her sit on our lap and watch a little TV. Yeah, she's spoiled! Funny, though - during the day when all the chickens are free ranging, we never seem to see Lucky!?
    Oh, and we took her camping this summer - in a cat carrier. She was out of the crate during the day - under supervision, of course - and slept in the crate in our tent over night. She even went swimming!

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