should you keep your ''Show" chicken inside?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silver1polish, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will be getting a serama for 4H showing (eventually).
    But for now I'm just working on getting ready for one.
    Well anyways back to my question... So should I put the coop (probably a rabbit hutch) Inside or Outside??
    Please reply soon thanks! Silver1Polish
     
  2. silver1polish

    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So anyone keep their Show chickens inside?
     
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    silver1polish Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't keep chickens inside, but I d'on't show them,either. That's a decision only you can make (unless, of course, you are living in your parents' home and they are objecting to it - then the decision is already made for you, and that answer would be no). One thing to consider is, chickens have a lot of dander, and that will end up all over your house. In my opinion, chickens aren't house pets, but there is a thread on keeping chickens in the house. You might want to check it out:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/594496/chickens-as-house-pets

    One other thought - since chickens are flock animals, I would get her another chicken friend.
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    If you keep them outside, chances are they will be kept in a larger area. The colder air, with make for thicker feathers, and the larger area will reduce damage to feathers caused by keeping a bird in a too small area.

    I am hoping that you are getting more than one bird, and hoping that you have a bigger coop than a habit hutch, and really hoping that you have a secure run, where the bird can get outside but be safe from predators.

    Mrs K
     
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