Urban chickens

BleuSaphir

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I acquired 2 chickens. Having to live in a suburb. It definitely an odd choice of pet. Most people would associate chickens being exclusively livestock.

When I was a child, I was introduce to a farm outside of town. I was super fascinated with the chickens. My parent let me have 3 chickens when I was 12 years old. I had break away from keeping chickens with problem with former neighbor dogs. Now with Covid, I let myself be in tuned with my childhood fascination of chickens. As usual-I find chickens fascinating pets. Each have personalities. Fun to watch. These two are no exception.
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Mairaculi

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Chickens make great pets. I always love watching and feeding them when I'm at my parents, they are not just livestock. Those two look adorable and very fluffy!
 

sdkitty

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I acquired 2 chickens. Having to live in a suburb. It definitely an odd choice of pet. Most people would associate chickens being exclusively livestock.

When I was a child, I was introduce to a farm outside of town. I was super fascinated with the chickens. My parent let me have 3 chickens when I was 12 years old. I had break away from keeping chickens with problem with former neighbor dogs. Now with Covid, I let myself be in tuned with my childhood fascination of chickens. As usual-I find chickens fascinating pets. Each have personalities. Fun to watch. These two are no exception.
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these are fancy chickens...and in addition to being pets you get eggs, right?
we live in a suburb/country property. our neighbors had chickens but I haven't heard them for awhile. these people seem to treat anmals as disposable. their goats are also gone.
I know a lot of people in the suburbs have chickens these days but I didn't really think they were pets. yours are cute
 
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We have a neighbor who has a chicken named Wobbles and she escaped one day. The whole neighborhood was on the lookout because as far as we know she is the only chicken in town and we were so worried the coyotes would get her. Fortunately, she was found and the cops are turning a blind eye because city codes don’t allow chickens as pets. But our town now loves Wobbles and her owner now takes her on walks on beach. She puts a smile on everyone’s face as she struts by.
 
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jasmynh1

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They're gorgeous! We had three white Silkies (the breed of chicken) when I was younger and they were so loving.

Wow! They're very adorable! What kind of chickens are they? I've always wanted to raise chickens, but never had the space growing up. I did have duck for some time, though. Would still like to have chickens one day. I currently live in the city with my dogs with very little space and no yard.
They're called silkie chickens here in the UK :smile: not sure if it's the same in the US!