Chickens as Pets (Really!)

Have you heard about the recent interest in raising chickens for their pet qualities? The people I’ve met who actually have chicken pets assure me they have distinct personalities and are a lot of fun to have around.

chickensWhen I lived out in the country in California, one of our friends had a nice little front yard herd. She told me they were all different- mostly gentle and sweet with an occasional trouble maker thrown in to keep things interesting. And the fresh eggs were a delicious side benefit.

Some of my veterinarian friends treat pet chickens in their practice; one of them gave a workshop recently on how to communicate with your pet chicken! I was told that they had one person flying all the way to Kansas for the event.

I would personally rather make friends with a chicken than eat one, so I can certainly get behind this idea.

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