New Chicken Mommy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nina1993, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. nina1993

    nina1993 Just Hatched

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    [​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I got an Isa brown chick as therapy pet. [​IMG] She will be fully indoors. She is roughly 2 weeks old and I am looking for any and all advice and tips for caring for her as well as pampering her. Penelope is my pampered poultry princess and I look forward to hearing from experienced owners
     
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  2. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens need other chickens, and dirt and bugs and such.

    Good luck

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    Gary
     
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  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    She would be happier outside with a few more chicks/a flock. Its not natural to raise a chicken indoors and you should see the way they poop. The dust that they make is insane. Its very unrealistic to think a chicken would be happy indoors. Good luck
     
  4. nina1993

    nina1993 Just Hatched

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    Does she need other chickens if she is going to have constant attention. I am a stay at home mom so I will have the ability to be with her all of the time. I also would prefer her to be a vegan chicken so would like to avoid bugs
     
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  5. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would get more chicks, and a coop outside but thats just me. There is a thread here about house chickens, use the search tool above.

    Gary
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That's crazy a vegan chicken. Is this a joke?
     
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  7. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. nina1993

    nina1993 Just Hatched

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    No lol, I plan to feed her chicken feed as well as fruits,veggies, and crushed grains and nuts. I've never had a chicken before... is this not sufficient nutrition?
     
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  9. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens like to eat bugs and the occasional mouse. Vegan is not really an option for a chicken.
    Maybe a dog would be a better indoor pet....

    Good luck

    Gary
     
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  10. nina1993

    nina1993 Just Hatched

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    I'm not
    I'm not concerned with the dust as all I do is clean anyways. I am going to use chicken diapers to control her poop. I have also ready that a higher quality diet as well as a feeding schedule vs free feeding will help balance and regulate her. I feel it is unrealistic to think any creature wouldn't be happy indoors if given adequate care and love.
     
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