Backyard Chickens Make Great Pets: A Bonus Of Fresh Eggs, Too!

Baby Chickens

Chickens REALLY DO Make Great Pets

Yes, you read that right! They are funny, smart, and have individual personalities. They respond to handling, they become very tame, are social, and are very entertaining.

When my children were growing up, we had chickens that just ran all over the yard except at night when they all “go home to roost”. They don’t have to be told when it’s bedtime. As soon as the sun goes down, they know to go to bed. They sleep all night. They will eat before going to roost, though.

A Little Red Wagon Like The One My Daughter Had

My Daughter's Hen Loves To Ride In Her Wagon

One of my daughters, Mara, took a liking to one little chick and began holding it and petting it. They are so soft and cuddly when they are babies. Mara was about nine years old at the time. She named the little hen simply “Chicken”. As the chicken grew it became fonder of Mara. The chicken would follow Mara wherever she went. Mara would go out into the yard to play with her little red wagon. She would call “Chicken, come.” No matter where that hen was, as soon as she heard Mara calling, she would run to her and jump into the wagon. Mara would pull Chicken all around the yard. Chicken would not jump out of that wagon no matter how fast Mara would go!

Chicken loved to chase after this one horse that was her friend. The two of them would take turns chasing each other. What a funny sight: to see a little red hen chasing a big horse!

A Red Rooster; Pretty, But Loud!

Roosters are very loud!
Roosters are very loud!

We Hoped We Didn't Get A Rooster!

Years went by. Now Mara had a daughter of her own about nine years old. We no longer lived on a farm or in the country, but Mara wanted her daughter, Cassie, to have the joy of having a chicken as a pet. We had some friends who raised chickens for food and eggs to sell. The chicken farmer said he would give my four Grandchildren each a little “biddy” when they were only a day old.

We first contacted our local zoning department to find out if there was any problem having back yard chickens. Some town won’t allow them. They said no problem, but did say we shouldn’t get a rooster. Roosters crow not only at dawn, but during the day, too. We didn’t intend to hatch out more chickens, so we didn’t need a rooster. We were told there were no restrictions in our suburb for chickens. Hens are not so nosy. The make a “bragging sound” after they lay an egg, I guess to let their chicken friends and the world know they are capable of laying an egg. When hens are happy, they actually sing, but it’s a pleasant sound, not an annoying sound.

A Nice Small Chicken Coop

This coop is very similar to the one we had built
This coop is very similar to the one we had built

We Have A Carpenter Build A Small Chicken Coop

Before we got the baby chicks, we hired a carpenter to build a small chicken coop. Some people who raise backyard chickens use an empty shed in their yard for a chicken coop. The chickens have to have a safe place to sleep at night. We have raccoons where we live, and they would love to have a chicken dinner. The chickens also need a place where they can run in out of the rain, and a place to lay their eggs. He made nesting boxes inside the chicken coop for all of the anticipated eggs. We fully intended to have these hens lay fresh eggs. Each hen should lay one egg a day. Nothing is better than a home grown egg (like a home grown tomato!) Because you control their diet, you know they will be delicious eggs.

Baby Chicks

Our Baby Chicks Arrive

The big day came when the babies arrived. Each grandchild picked out one, and promptly named it. We took a large cardboard box and rigged a 60 watt light bulb in shine into the box. Baby chicks cannot get cold. They will get sick. The first thing in the morning, the children put out fresh ground corn made just for biddies. Then they refilled their water dish. They would all four sit around the box and hold their baby chick and talk to it while they ate their breakfast of Pop Tarts. They never wanted to leave the babies to go to school.

No Rooster, Please

Now, when the chickens are first hatched, there is no way of telling their sex. We were hoping we wouldn’t get a rooster. If that had happened, we would have given that one back to the chicken farmer and he would have given us a replacement. After the chickens are half grown, you will know whether or not you have a rooster. He will have the comb on the top of his head. He will also begin to practice crowing. We were lucky: we had no rooster.

When the baby chicks were about a month old, their soft baby feathers are replaced by the real feathers. They are now ready to be introduced to the coop that will be their home. The children took their chickens out and put them into the coop. The little hens made themselves right at home. They were left inside the coop for longer periods of time each day. Then the kids opened the door, and let them go down their ramp the carpenter built and out into the yard. They immediately began to scratch around in the grass. You will never have Cinch Bugs in your lawn if you have chickens! After a while they were spending the night in the coop. The children would let them out in the morning after giving them fresh food and water. They would leave the door open so the hens could go outside to play and dig in the grass.

A Rhode Island Red Hen

"Lost Chicken"

One day the children raced home to play with their hens. One hen was missing. We looked and looked for her, but couldn’t find her. One of the children made a sign that said, “Lost Chicken”. They put our phone number and a description of the hen on the sign (as though anyone would find more than one hen). Then they tacked the sign to every light pole. About two hours later a lady who lived down the street came to our house holding the little hen. Everyone was so relieved. That was the last time any of the hens ever ventured out of the yard. I think the little hen realized she was lost. She didn’t want to ever get lost again!

Chickens Are Very Self Sufficient

There seems to be a renewed interest in backyard chickens for some reason. Maybe it’s because having chickens makes us feel less dependent on stores to supply us with healthier eggs and meat. We would never think of killing our pet chickens for food, but some people do.

Chicken poop makes good fertilizer. You just can’t put it on plants while it’s fresh or it will “burn” the plants. It has to be aged for two to three weeks. We kept a metal container near the coop, and when we cleaned out the coop, we saved the poop to be used later.

Chickens are very self-sufficient. They can be fed table scraps (they love vegetables). Cracked corn is good for them. Ground oyster shells is excellent because that has calcium for the chickens, and they lay healthier eggs.

Chickens Are Very Clean

Chickens are clean, too. They like to roll in the dirt to take a bath. When the children and I were researching the internet to learn how to care for chickens, we were surprised to learn that some people keep their pets in the house. They really do. This industrious person designed and is marketing a chicken DIAPER. Honest. It’s made to go underneath the tail of the chicken and it catches the poop. That doesn’t really sound great to me. I’d rather have them run in the yard, and fertilize the grass.

If having a chicken for a pet sounds good to you, I’d suggest that first of all check with your local zoning department. If they say it’s OK for you to have backyard chickens, go for it! I’d suggest you start out with just four or five to see how you and the chickens do. You’ll be rewarded with a good pet that will perform for you by laying delicious eggs while entertaining you!

Video On Raising Backyard Chickens

© 2012 Mary Hyatt

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LucidDreams 4 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

Thats fun.........I always told my wife, they don't stay little chicks forever and then what? She has always wanted one.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

LucidDreams, chickens really do make good pets. You should get your wife one. She'd love it. Thanks for reading My Hub about chickens making great pets. Regards...


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Oh Mary you are after my own heart. I love my chickens too! They are my pets..I know I told Dusty I would not name them but I did. They get treats everyday and are so fun to watch. They lay wonderful eggs. I agree they are not dumb but very smart...I love the coop..it looks a lot like ours. Thanks for giving these wonderful, giving birds a shout..I have sent you a link to a story I wrote on yahoo. I hope you like it..Great and wonderful hub.

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-life-pearl-10814473.ht...

Love,

Sunnie


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Sunnie Day, I read and enjoyed your article on Yahoo about Pearl. It was very good. How many chickens do you have now? We love our chickens. I don't know why more people don'e have backyard chickens. Thanks for the compliment on my Hub about Chickens making good pets! Goodnight.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA

Hi Mary, I thought this was a fascinating hub! I often wondered about raising chickens, and having fresh eggs. We never ventured down that path, but its good to know these things anyway. We have friends that have lived in different places that raised chickens. It is neat to know you could do it, I am sure. Thanks for the information.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a great idea, Mary, having a chicken as a pet. Loved your story. I'm gonna run out and get me a chicken. I'll keep her in the back yard and build a coop and pull her around in a lil red wagon .... wait a minute, I don't have a back yard. I don't even have a lil red wagon. Guess I'll just have to settle for a pet fish - I've got my eye on a cute lil piranha in the pet store.


MP50 4 years ago

I do enjoy the early morning wake up call by the Rooster. Voted up my friend Mary.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

drbj: thanks for the giggle early this morning! If I'm ever blue or depressed, I'm going back and reading some of your comments and puns: that will make me smile! What a sense of humor you have. Thanks for reading and commenting and giving me a giggle! Have a funny, funny day.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Is this my old friend, MP50? I've missed you! Do hope you are OK. When are you going to write Hubs again? Thanks for much for reading and for the vote, I appreciate that so much. Don't be a stranger. Love....


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I am thinking about raising chickens! We are allowed 6 and no roosters---Your hub is an incentive!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, AudreyHowitt, so nice to see you. I'm glad you're thinking of getting some chickens. Glad I've inspired you to do so. Each hen will reward you with 1 egg a day, and the eggs will be good eggs. It really isn't a hard thing to do. As I said in the Hub, they don't require a lot of time and energy, and besides that, you will come to love each one and they will love you! Good luck. The internet is loaded with good info. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about chickens make great pets! See you again, soon...


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hi Mary,

Thank you...We have six! :) They have been a lot of fun!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Thank you again!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Mary, I just loved this hub especially the story of Mara and 'chicken' I would love fresh eggs and am hoping to keep chickens one day, just need to convince Nick!

Many thanks for sharing and voted up


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, MM, thanks so much for reading my Hub about having chickens as pets. I'll bet Nick would love to have a pet chicken! They really are adorable. Thanks for the vote, too. Hope your day is wonderful.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Cool hub. I will bookmark it for further reference...my friend wants to raise chickens on his farm when he retires. Great hub. Found it very useful! : )


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi there, girltalksshop, Thanks for reading and the nice compliment on my Hub about having chickens as pets. Oh, I envy your friend having a farm. Oh, yes, he just has to have some chickens. He will love them. Goodnight.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

We had a few backyard chickens a few years ago. The grandchildren loved to come and visit, always the first thing they did was to go and see the chickens.

I was lovely to have our own fresh eggs.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Rosemay50. Thanks for reading and commenting on my Hub about backyard chickens. Aren't chickens great? It's so nice to be able to gather your very own eggs, isn't it? Good night.


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mohr 4 years ago

Lovely piece. Had chicks myself when I was young and it was indeed a wonderful experience. I remember my mom complaining away that we bring home the chicks but she has to take care of them! Though secretly, I think she enjoyed it! Voted up. Thanks for sharing :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, mohr! Nice to see you today. I agree, chickens are great. Thanks for reading my Hub about having chickens as pets and thanks for the vote, too! I hope you have a wonderful day.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I love chickens. My granddaughters got two baby chicks from school of course we ended up with them. They turned out to be two roosters. Loved your hub.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi moonlake, That's so funny that you got two roosters! Hope they are not too noisy for you. So glad you liked my Hub. See you again soon....


steve 4 years ago

do they cause your kids disease


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

not that I'm aware of, steve


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tlmcgaa70 4 years ago from south dakota, usa

not only chickens make great pets but turkeys make even better ones. i have raised both chickens and turkeys, and of the 2 turkeys are the best. they may have their dumb moments, but they are very intelligent. my las 2 toms always greeted me at the door in the morning, and one night after they had gone to bed i moved from that trailer to the new one, and i was awakened by their enquiring gobbles under my window. how did they know i was in that trailer, and more specifically how did they know which window i was sleeping near? once all the poultry knew where i was they began to spend their time there. my toms understood the words beautiful and handsome and would immediately start strutting when they were said. from young babies, they would follow us everywhere and had to get involved in anything we were doing. and turkey eggs are the best, they taste like they were fried in butter, even when they are not. i had a lovely jenny who would sit on my lap for the longest time while i crooned to her and stroked her back...she would fall asleep. watching poultry eat is one of the most relaxing things i can think of. and poultry are awesome pest controllers, killing any grubs as well as fleas and ticks and grasshoppers. turkeys and guinea fowl will kill snakes. i do not have any poultry now, with my disability it is to hard to care for them properly, but i miss it. now i enjoy the large flock of wild turkeys that sometimes come on our place. great hub, voted up and so on and shared.


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alyessamoore 4 years ago from Miami

Yes fully agree with you that pet chickens are very funny, smart, cute and have their individual personalities. But i have a pet , which is cat. So these chicks will be in trouble if i adopt some..lol

Nice Hub


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

hi mary.. great hub!! we have like this on our house but i'm too scared of chickens...


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, timcgaa70. Thanks for reading my Hub on chickens making good pets. I never thought of having a turkey for a pet. They sound very smart like the one you had who knew exactly where you were. There was a turkey farm on the way to my school when I was a kid, and we would scare them just to see them run! How mean of us! Thanks so much for the votes and the share.....I really appreciate that.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, alyessamoore, Yes, I'll bet your cat would love to chase baby chicks if you had some. That would be a funny sight, like our horse chasing our hen! Thanks for reading and for the nice compliment!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Good morning, unknown spy. Nice to see you today. I can't imagine why you would be afraid of chickens, they are so cute and friendly! Thanks for reading, and I'm glad you liked my Hub. Have a great day....


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alyessamoore 4 years ago from Miami

Your welcome mary615, but my cat is really naughty..lol

I do not trust her ..


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

What a great idea! I imagine you closed the coop at night to keep racoons and other animals from making a meal of your chickens. Is screening enough to keep the wild critters out? This is a great idea for people whose zoning laws allow it. I never realized that they would make such good pets and also keep chinch bugs at bay. Fresh eggs, good fertilizer...all good reasons to have some chickens in one's backyard. Voted up, interesting, useful and will share.


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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

they indeed make great pets

sweet hub :)


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

That sounds like it would be a lot of fun! I wish I could get a few.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Peggy W You should get some chickens to lay eggs so you would have fresh eggs to go in all of your great recipes! We enjoyed our chickens so much. Zoning laws prevent chickens in a lot of residential areas, though. And yes, chickens do make great pets! We always closed up the coop at night so the coons, etc. couldn't get to them.

Thanks for reading, commenting, voting and the share. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, shalini sharan, you sound like you have had chickens for pets. Aren't they great?

Thanks for reading and commenting. Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, jennzie, yes chickens are a lot of fun. They keep you entertained just watching them run around and play!

You would enjoy some chickens, I'll bet.

Thanks for reading, Mary


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

I added three backyard hens to my menagerie in June and you are so right about what great pets they make. They definitely have distinct personalities and are so much fun to watch. I love the happy little chicken noises they make when I give them treats. Now if they'd only start laying eggs! I think I have a couple more months to go before that happens.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Oh, I'm so jealous! I wish I had chickens again. I don't have any right now, and I miss them. Good luck with your eggs!

My children and grandchildren always enjoyed their chickens.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Hi Mary, What a great hub! I am so honored you linked my Chicken hub to this one. I am most happy to do the same as they compliment each other perfectly! Thumbs up and shared! Lisa (Rusticliving)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Lisa. I'm so happy you like my Hub about chickens making great pets. Yes, I agree: our Hubs do compliment each other. Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the votes and the share, too. Mary


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

How cool is that! A chicken diaper!! And it's so homey to find a chicken wandering in and out of the backyard. I wish they could do so here! A great idea for a hub, which I share.


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internpete 4 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

What a fun hub to read through. Growing up, my family had pet chickens and they were a lot of fun. The eggs were also a great benefit although chickens can be messy if allows to roam a yard. Great hub, voted up!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

Hi midget38. I had never heard of a chicken diaper before, either. I don't think I would like changing a chicken's diaper! I always enjoyed hearing the chickens "sing". Having chickens as pets is really great.

Thanks for the share, Mary


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida Author

HI, internpete I agree that chickens are a lot of fun. They amaze me with their intelligence (with that small brain). They keep insects of the lawn and fertilizer it , too.

Thanks for the compliment on my Hub, and the vote. I appreciate that, Mary


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

This hub took me down the Memory Lane.

I wish I could keep layers in my backyard.

When my siblings and I were young, our parents kept many animals as pets. We used to have a much bigger home in the country back then. We grew up among chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, dogs, rabbits, pigeons, etc. We even used to hatch our own chicks. Sometimes I plan to start the same thing my parents did. I am thinking of moving to the country side and have egg laying chickens of our own.

Very useful hub for me and I have voted it up.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Suhairland my dog. You sound like a good country person like myself and had the advantage of growing up with lots of animals. I grew up on a small farm where I milked the cows, slopped the hogs, took care of the chickens, etc.

I just love chickens, and I do think they make great pets (besides I love getting fresh eggs).

Thanks so much for reading and for the votes, Mary


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Mary,

That is so good to know and I wish that our next generation took to small farming instead of texting all the time.

And I forgot to mention that any animal that came home for slaughtering and eating, ended up becoming a pet, hence the turkeys lol.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Suhail and my dog. I apologize for misspelling your name in your last comment. Yes, I wish kids now a days could work on a farm instead of texting and playing video games so much!

Goodnight, Mary


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Keeley Shea 3 years ago from Norwich, CT

One of our family's goals is to buy a house in a couple of years that has some land. We want to raise some chickens and goats. Love your article and will save it to my favorites for when that time comes! Great hub!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi, Keeley Shea. Oh, I do hope you get that house so you can raise chickens and goats. Goats also make great pets! I've had several of those and I just loved them to pieces.

Not all residential areas will allow chickens. I'm sure you will check into that. Good luck with your goals!

Thanks for reading, and for the nice compliment, Mary


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Such a great read! I have always wanted chickens, I am tempted. I would want two so they have each other, seems right. I have heard only fertilized eggs are nutritious, apparently not true?


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jackie Lynnley. If the zoning laws allow you to have chickens where you live, I'd certainly get a couple if I were you. You do have to supply them with a decent size coop that is protected from predators.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Yes I realize that and although it has been awhile I have seen a possum. How big do they have to be to be safe from cats?


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi again, Jackie Lynnley. I have never heard of a cat bothering a chicken, but I could be wrong. The main animal I know of that will attack a chicken is the raccoon. They pose no problem if the chickens are inside their coop sleeping.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Yes I would be sure to have a coup with small wire, but I have a cat and although she is 18 and doesn't hunt anymore, she had a taste for birds in her younger days. A biddy (I always called diddy, must have heard it wrong as a kid, lol) would be about the size of a bird so just wondered and too my neighbors down the road have chickens I sometimes see in my yard of the summer early mornings and I wondered if my chicks would be apt to follow them home sometime? I know...you are not a chicken shrink, lol, just an educated guess will do me.


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jackie Lynnley. No, I'm not a chicken shrink, ha, ha. (You made me smile with that). My chickens always stayed in their own yard. Funny your neighbor's chicks wander away from their yard. I never had any neighbor chicks to entice them to wander off, though.

Good luck with your chicks (if you get them).


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Thanks! Now if I can find some. I hear a rooster often even as early as 4 AM but I love it, lets me know I can snuggle in for at least another hour or two. Hm, maybe I could see if the neighbors want to sell some, huh? I plan to try it, thanks so much for the courage. I still am laughing and telling about Mara yelling "Chicken, come!" I will have to try that. Now I will leave you alone!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jackie Lynnley. You are welcome here any time! There is probably a feed store near where you live and could get some chicks for you. Yes, ask the neighbors where they got theirs. I chickens are like dogs, it's better to get them when they are babies. They are just so much fun to watch them grow.

Keep me posted, OK????


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Will do!


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA

You make chickens seem like the best pets in the world. Looks like so much fun and so cute. Don't have a yard right now. But, maybe one day . . .


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi truthfornow. Yes, chickens do make great pets. They are so intelligent and cute.

I hope some day you can experience the fun of having chickens!

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi Mary615,

Thanks for this great hub. I had a pet rooster once and he was so smart. He was a beautiful white rooster and he always met me at the gate when I came home.

Thanks for writing this it brought back great memories.

Bobbi Purvis


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi PurvisBobbi44. I'm happy you had the joy of having a pet rooster. Most folks don't understand how smart and how much fun chickens really are.

I'm glad I brought back good memories for you, Bobbi.


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

I believe our subdivision bylaws would not permit having chickens in our backyard but if I lived in an area that would allow it, it would be a great idea. Will share this again and this time also pin.


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pandula77 3 years ago from Norway

A beautiful hub! Makes me think twice before I decide on a pet. Voted up!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Hi, Mary, I enjoyed reading this. My daughter has chickens too, and the kids named them all. They just love them, and the eggs are so much better and healthier. Great Hub. Votes up and shared!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Peggy W. Too bad you can't have chickens, Peggy. With all the cooking and baking you do, (and write about), eggs should come in handy!

Seems more and more people are interested in backyard chickens now.

Thanks so much for the share and the Pin, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi pandula. How nice to "meet you"! Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment on my Hub about chickens. Yes, they really do make great pets!

Thanks for the votes, I appreciate that, Mary


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida Author

Hi rebeccamealey. I'm happy you enjoyed reading about my backyard chickens. Bet your daughter just loves her chickens, too! More and more people are getting chickens (if their neighborhoods allow).

Thanks for reading, the votes and the share, Mary

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