People with a House Chicken

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by greenfamilyfarms, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Suddenly I have a desire to have a silkie as a house chicken - you know, one of those you see sitting on the couch with a diaper on or riding on the dash of the car. Those of you that have a house chicken, do you have any advice?
     
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only had temporary house chickens ,a couple of ultra-tame Brahmas,a roo and a hen (at different times) after injuries.. They stayed in two rooms with tiled floors which were quickly and easily cleaned. I learnt that chickens poop a lot of times a day, so you would need a nappy if they were to be in the house a lot.

    My chickens do not have clipped wings and one roosted on a kitchen chair and the other on upturned boots.

    I'm sure that they can make good house pets if they are very friendly,

    Sandie
     
  3. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had one. But I want one. So bad. Now I just have to convince my parents...
     
  4. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Bluebell was a house chicken for 2 weeks while she was sick. It was a lot of work for me keeping her in but it worked out well and she got better. [​IMG] Although now she thinks that she can just walk in the back door whenever it's open... LOL

    Here she is watching tv with my husband.

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    And here she is with my son
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  5. firedancer57

    firedancer57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our "House-chick" has been a blessing to me. She was a rescue, we have parrots and well I guess one bird is like another so she became a House-chick. In the begining she was supposed to be our sons and it was agreed that I would take care of her until he came home from his AIT at Ft. Jackson. Well the little s**t has wormed her way into our hearts. I have gone as far as making diapers for her, [​IMG] taking her outside in the cool of the evening and letting her take over a shelf in the bathroom as her favorite place to go broody [​IMG]
    I just love how she "purrs" when I hold her and well I just love her. She is a comic relief, she is cuddles, she is a pet, no she is a part of my crazy family.[​IMG]

    [​IMG] "Zee" the House-chick.

    "Zee's best Stink eye [​IMG]
     
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  6. pwappers

    pwappers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not want a house chicken, but one of our girls has decided she likes the house better than the coop. She sneaks in the garage all the time, even laying a few eggs in there. I keep shooing her out, but back in she comes. Crazy birds. She is pretty funny though.
     
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I am interested in the leash you have 'zee' on. Is she wearing a small dog harness, or did you make something?
    I think I would not mind having a chicken keep me company when I am working in the greenhouses, she could eat weeds and listen to me gripe. (Yes, I am aware of how bizarre that sounds.)
     

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