Suitable house chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Europa, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Europa

    Europa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone

    I'd like to keep some chickens indoors (because I'm a crazy chicken lady!) Can anyone help me select a suitable, friendly, attractive breed for keeping indoors?
    Also, do you think it would be best to buy, hatch and raise some fertile eggs rather than taming an older chicken?
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi,

    Although I don't currently have a house chicken, there are plenty of forum members who do. Any friendly breed could be a house chicken and many choose bantam sized chickens. Silkies are popular house chickens. They are sweet and don't fly well. I think it would be best to buy it as a chick. Raising it from very young would be helpful especially if you want to train it to wear a chicken diaper. Hatching would not be necessary to form a bond with the chick, and if you hatch their can be a 50% failure rate.

    Here is a link to a popular house chicken thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens

    I'm sure they will have lots of advice there.
     
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