Pet chickens inside house...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Porlalee, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Porlalee

    Porlalee In the Brooder

    Jun 6, 2010
    My hubby thinks I am crazy. He says it is totally unusual/uncommon for people to have pet chickens inside wearing diapers. Anybody have any idea how common it is? I have no idea. I also want to make aprons for my two girls, but wonder if it is safe... do they trip on them or peck at them, tearing fabric? I just think they would look so cute.. Anybody have a pattern?
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  2. LauraT

    LauraT Chirping

    Sep 8, 2010
    New Jersey
    I have to agree with your husband [​IMG]. They're chickens, not children [​IMG]
  3. Quote:+1 !!
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    They make a LOT of dust from their feathers. Kids just put smudges on everything and spill stuff.[​IMG]
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    +2, though many will disagree.
    My chickens are working pets, I wouldn't dream of confining them to diapers though.
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  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I don't let Canarys, Parakeets or Cockatiels(SP) in the house. Birds are just naturally a mess remember the phrase "You Dirty Bird", although I don't think it would be as bad as 50 cats. [​IMG]
  7. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    I don't think there is anything wrong with chickens as house pets. I've had them as house pets for about 20 years and always will. They are warm and cuddly and make the best pets. I prefer my bantams over dogs or cats anyday. They are friendly and sit in my lap. Wouldn't be without them.[​IMG]

    I wish I knew more people with chickens as house pets.[​IMG]
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  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The chickens will make a lot of dust in your home. Just be aware.
  9. FrizzlesRule

    FrizzlesRule Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    Quote:All animals make dust and many other things make dust. It's a pain, but just clean it up like anything else.[​IMG]
  10. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Songster

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    Chickens in the house --- I say GO FOR IT ... I have 4 dogs inside and to some people they think I am crazy - but hey I make the payments , my critters are happy and I would not have it anyother way -

    in my eyes pets are pets , we do not always understand why someone wants to be close to critters - like rats , some folks love em as pets - I personally would scream my lungs out if one walked into my house . If chickens do it for you then I say - enjoy

    btw - I am new at the chicken thing , my girls are only 9 weeks old - my friends say the chickens will be in the house this winter , as I am such a softie.

    love my birds [​IMG]

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