what chicken should i get?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenboy001, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 Out Of The Brooder

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    my mom and i (well just i) am thinking of getting a new
    house chicken, but we dont know what kind of chicken to get . i need advise on what type of chicken might make a good house pet.... thank you :)[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I read somewhere here than Silkies make good house chickens. If you have one running round the house it'll be a good idea to get him/her a chicken diaper. They poop a lot and they like to sit on the furniture...
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Have you considered a buff orpington??
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Serama???

    (They need heat in winter if kept in coop.)
     
  5. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any of the cochin.
     
  6. chickenboy001

    chickenboy001 Out Of The Brooder

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    i had some but my dogs didnt get along with them (dont know why) so we had to gave them away ...my dogs like to sleep with the other chickens do ,at night
     
  7. growyourbrew

    growyourbrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with a Silkie or a bantam cohin (frizzled cohins are funny!)
    Also agree, a diaper is recommended
     
  8. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't mean to spoil your fun, but just as a reminder, chickens can be a source of disease for humans. Like many of our pets ( dogs and cats). You will want to have a program inplace to minimize issues.

    Looks like the silkie is getting the nod. If I had one, I'm sure she would be living in my house too!
     
  9. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks are friendly and calm and relatively quiet....I also like my Americauna a lot
     
  10. LarissaSlates98

    LarissaSlates98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say a Cochin pullet or hen. Mine are sweet and not noisy like the other chickens
     

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