Chickens as pets???????

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Ok, I asked this already but I did more research and I’m going to state this again a bit better!

I was doing research on some good unique pets when I came across chickens. I’ve had ducks before. In the situation where I had to completely clean out, scrub, and disinfect the cage as often as everyday sometimes. In other words, I get the drill.
I know an indoor chicken is a big question so I’m asking from people who have experience in this matter. (Or know someone who does)

I have a pretty big rabbit cage (I’d get a bantam) and I will fill it with wood shaving and a few handfuls of hay (I have a chinchilla so I have more then enough hay on hand) the rabbit cage is pretty big but if I can see it’s too crowded an upgrade at that point wouldn’t be hard.

A big issue a few of you are saying is exercise and room to roam. I would let it around my room and most of the bottom floor of the house in chicken diapers and when there isn’t 5 feet of snow on the ground freely in my backyard for a while too.

I understand chickens are flock birds. A birdy friend for them isn’t out if the picture but I would like to make an effort with one first.

Yes I am wiling to put in this much effort. I wouldn’t be able to keep chicken(s) outside year round anyways in my area. I want to hear from someone if they think this could be worth a try.


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4 Responses to Chickens as pets???????

  1. An indoor chicken??
    Do you have any idea how much they smell and the amount of noise they make??

    April 25, 2014 at 7:40 am

  2. They are great pets. If you have garden keep it in there. I have three pets chickens(hens actually) and I keep them in the garden. I only keep them inside in the winter when its frizzing.

    April 25, 2014 at 8:30 am

  3. Well when I was a little bit younger and my Granddad kept chickens in his garden. So if you don’t ‘ave any other animals loose you can let them loose but that is only possible if you have an appropriate cage and it sounds like you do so it is probably possible. But make sure it have food and water at all times and able to move around freely. They do make a lot of noise so make sure you are ready for them and they smell quite a bit.

    April 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

  4. I was SERIOUSLY considering an indoor chicken!! Diaper and everything!! My bf said absolutely not. But I think if you are sure, absolutely sure you are okay with that much work then DO IT! It seemed to be very rewarding they can bond strongly with humans and not need another chicken.

    April 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

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