I Like Pet Chickens

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 184 People

    Ours Are 4 Weeks Old..

    We have 10 chickens, all girls we think.  This past week we moved them into the coop.  They aren't free ranging yet, when the weather gets nice though they will be feathered enough to go outside.
    MarylandMilf MarylandMilf
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2009

    Love our hens! We have 9

    so far! Two Easter eggers, 4 Sebrights, 2 dominiques and a buff Cochin!
    chickengirl14 chickengirl14
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    Our Hen and the Rooster

    My brother got 10 little chickens for a game at a local fair. They were to run in little lanes he set up for them and the person betting on the first chicken to cross the line would be the winner. But those betting tried to prod the chickens with sticks which upset my brother. So...
    Hullo Hullo
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    My Pets Were Taught To Approach People Who Clap And Call Their Names

    I find it cute. =) Some people think chickens have a small brain - I still think they're smart, and will grow smarter, still. Especially if you treat them nicely (I think it goes for most animals ^_^)
    sodancewithme sodancewithme
    26-30, F
    Feb 22, 2010

    This Year's Additions

    I bought 2 top-hat ducks and 2 "misc hens" at Tractor Supply about 5 weeks ago.  One turned out to be a broiler, cant tell if its male or female yet... I named it Blob. I have hatched out 5 Araucanna (rumpless, blue egger) bantams this year.  No tufts but we shall...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY
    36-40, F
    May 14, 2010

    Lovelovelove

    I always had chickens growing up. They're so cute, and I love the clucking noises they make. Currently I have four, but they have to stay at a friend's house. They're super cute. I got them when they were a day old and they stayed in my room until they were big enough to stay...
    youngmiss youngmiss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2008

    Can You Feel It (8)

    I LOVE CHICKENS we have like a special connection, i mean no one loves a chicken as much as me. i hate every animal but chickens i LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thank you for your appreciation of reading my chicken story (: i always go to the farm and go to look and...
    Keelie Keelie
    66-70, F
    Jul 13, 2009

    Lu Fleche

     i have 2 lu fleche 1 of them is called lisa in ithink shes grate
    redlonestar redlonestar
    13-15, M
    May 30, 2009

    I Love My Chickies!!

    I have 4 chickens..1 escaped table bird (from the intensive broiler farm) and 3 rescue battery hens. ATM I get 4 eggs a day and to be honest they are so entertaining that I wouldn't care if there were never any eggs. My husband is building a bigger chicken...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable
    31-35
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    George, Matt, & Erica

    We kept a few pet chickens at my house for a little while. They stayed in the kitchen hallway. My uncle bought three bantams, a red rooster (George), a black rooster (Matt), and a black hen (Erica). Matt and Erica stayed in the same cage, and we had to keep George in a separate...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    HELP!!

    One of my resue hens is poorly. I went out to put them away and found her hunched up and straining. She's not interested in food and I also saw a thin dribble of something clear leaking out of her vent. Is this egg peritonitis?? I can't see an egg in the vent. I had brought...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable
    31-35
    1 Response Aug 2, 2009

    Talking With Chickens

    My name is Desalyn Graybeal and I am conducting a study on human with chicken communication as part of my studies via the Department of Communications at Eastern Washington University. I am hoping that you will take just a few minutes to complete the survey via the link below...
    DesalynGraybeal DesalynGraybeal
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2013

    First Chicken

    I saw and got to handle my first chicken ever. My sister has three. They are so soft and calm! I was surprised.
    errantmind errantmind
    41-45, F
    Mar 21, 2013

    ~~Toots~~

     toots is my baby boy he was hatched by a hen but was week so i ended up having to feed him and giving him water for the first three days of his life. he couldn't hold his head up so i had to dip his beak in the water then hold his head up so he didn't choke same with food...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2009

    The Pecking Order

    I like chicken, and chickpeas and Chiclets and chick flicks and chickadees. But mostly I just like chickens. The winged feather version. Bawk-bawk-bawk style. Female chickens actually. The ladies are feisty *******. Real life mean girls with a very estranged status structure. Yes...
    heathermaria heathermaria
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2009

    We Have Chickens Too!

    One day I came back from a fast food place, and decided to eat my lunch on a seat outside. Two of our hens, I don't know the breed, were outside under the bushes and came shyly up to my feet. After looking at me and "talking" to each other for a moment, one of them suddenly...
    MadGeniusGentleman MadGeniusGentleman
    26-30, M
    Apr 22, 2011

    They R Really Smart

    i think chickens r a wonderfull pet to have , they recognize the owner and besides giving us the joy to look at them they give us eggs^^  i got like 4 chickens on the garden oh btw they are so mean xD they fight when they see a new chicken lolz    
    Ashley90 Ashley90
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2009

    I Saved One Today...

    I had let my 2 chicks which had been hatched from twin sister hens at the same time roost with the big girls last night.  I woke up this morning, looked outside, and the smallest was floating in their water pool.  I ran out and scooped it up, thought it was dead...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    My Girls Are Pullet Princesses

    For the last ten years or so I have had the strangest urge to raise chickens. It started with an article I saw in a gardening magazine. The story featured a woman who lived in New England and kept a small coop of hens in her garden. The coop was the centerpiece of her garden...
    tbone66 tbone66
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2010

    Araucannas

    I am raising rumpless Araucannas this year... Hope to breed some next year and incubate them.  If you are friends, check out my pics.  Rumpless and lay blue eggs.  Got my birds from one of the top breeders in the US.  Hatched some birds from someone else and...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2009

    Chickens Rule Ok

     they are probably the most underrated best, but the most rewarding. Most people dont realise that they all have a different personality, and can be as loving, funny, and sometimes even caring. Definitely more entertaining than any dog or cat.
    nesscoroxdaworld nesscoroxdaworld
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2010

    My Pets

    Penny - white bantie Leghorn Phoenix - black Australorp Piper - Rhode Island Red Philemena - RIR Pandora - RIR my 5 chickens live i an awesome coop that my dad built. they are so cute and love it in there. my bunny also lives in there too and they all get along swimmingly. out...
    mutilatedalex mutilatedalex
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2011

    The Curious Playful Chick...

    My landlord has a large collection of chickens. When one of them had a large group of chicks, I decided to "tame" them. I would crumble bread/seeds/chips in my hand and sit in front of them with my hand out. They would all climb into my hand and jostle each other for space and...
    MadGeniusGentleman MadGeniusGentleman
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 18, 2011

    I Wish

    l wish l could have a pet chicken...but l can't have any pets where l live now, so l suppose l have three long lonely years ahead of me...yay.
    EiPerkele EiPerkele
    18-21, M
    Oct 6, 2012

    I wanna name this new chicken my mom got

    Kuakaputtle. It's grey & black and super small.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 13, 2014

    I Like Pet Chickens

    Pet chickens are friendly.  I had a pet rooster named Rusty. 
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    66-70
    Feb 6, 2012

    The Day To Fox Came

    I've been keeping hens for 6 years now,our first birds we had for only 8 months as a fox came and got all but one. After that I made the run fox prof it came back a few times but never got in.The 1 hen that got away we called Mertle(don't ask) she lasted 5 years until...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 15, 2010

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