- Sep 26, 2017
You de realize that before chickens were considered pets, dogs slept outside in dog houses and were used for working not snuggling. Pull such a stunt today in an eastern or western US state and all hell breaks loose.I think a little different. Grew up in farm country. Dogs were pets, chickens were livestock. Farmers took care of there flock, but they had losses. Seen many a " old school" farm coop from the 50's 60's. They were far from what we are told is adequate today.
Only in the past 20 yrs or so have people started having chickens for pets. However they are classified as livestock. I do everything I can to keep my flock safe, but I'm certainly not opposed the frying one, or more, of them up. They are livestock IMHO. If someone considers their birds pets, that's up to them.