are chickens good pet and do they have to be outside pets are can they be inside any info about them being pet

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9 Responses to are chickens good pet and do they have to be outside pets are can they be inside any info about them being pet

  1. depends if thats what u want as a pet.

    February 7, 2014 at 7:06 am

  2. ya

    ¡Fu All¡
    February 7, 2014 at 7:35 am

  3. why would u want a CHICKEN as a pet?!?!??!

    flashes.of.greenOnVMK! :D
    February 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

  4. chickens r good pets and can be outside animals

    February 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

  5. yes they can be kep indoors in a cage or you can let them free i used to have one it used to pick up the little food crumbs i used to accidently drop! they are cool they pick up the crumbs!!

    Jozo Z
    February 7, 2014 at 8:23 am

  6. We had pet chickens when I was a kid. They didn’t live in the house though, can’t be potty trained. They are rather fun pets, and more intelligent than people give them credit for. My chickens always knew their name and followed us around like dogs. Great companions for the yard and garden.
    One particular chicken I had as a girl had gotten in the hay swather and he cut her leg off. She lived in our greenhouse with one leg for two years. Her name was Grace. lol really!
    Good luck.

    February 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

  7. Before considering a chicken as a pet, check your local zoning laws. In the country, this should not be an issue, but some cities have strict regulations on keeping “farm animals”. A single banty hen might be OK in a city apartment or house, but chickens need to be outdoors at least part of the day, love to scratch in dirt and take dust baths, eat tender new shoots (remember that some house plants can be poisonous), and lay sprawled out in the sun. House training a chicken, although not impossible, may prove difficult.

    February 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

  8. I don’t know about you, but I eat chickens. I wouldn’t want one for a pet.

    February 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

  9. yes, you can keep them as a pet inside the house, but you will have a lot of cleaning work to do. Better breeds are the smaller bantys for a pet too, the larger breeds really do need to be outdoors.
    A large cage with a bottom covered in shavings, that will have to be cleaned daily, feeder that cannot be roosted on, waterer too because if they roost on them they will contaminate them with droppings. Bird roost sticks cause they naturally want to roost. About once a week put a box of dust or sand in for them to groom, or you can bath your chickens like you do dogs once a week. Using regular dish soap and warm water.
    Supplement their feed for the extra vitamins they will need that they won’t be getting outside scratching. Their are poultry feeds on the market with grains and vitamins for show chickens. If you get a hen, make sure some oyster shells are added in their feed once in awhile for their egg shells to harden.
    I don’t know where you live, but the above is correct in that you will have to check zoning laws. Chickens are normally thought of as farm animals. Some urban places will let you keep one or two show types for pets or eggs.
    You can train a chicken too, my son won ribbons at the fair for teaching his to walk on a leash, sit on his shoulder, play dead and dance. (yes, he had to much time on his hands and we lived on a bloody farm for pets sake).

    February 7, 2014 at 9:02 am

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