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Chickens are a funny thing. Once you've owned a pet chicken, they can make an impression on you that lasts a life time.

Here is a story from Heather and how having a chicken as a pet affected her.


By: Heather L.

(Catlettsburg, KY)


When you hear the word chicken I am sure a number of things come to mind, yet was one of those words pet?

Most likely chickens are typically thought of as food or a food producing source. But I am here to tell you about how great a chicken is as a pet.

Chickens start out as these cute fluffy little balls of feathers that are so friendly, loving to be held.

They can easily be trained to follow you around by dropping some feed on the ground behind you as you walk. By dropping the feed behind you and repeating this for weeks they will begin to follow you even without the feed.

As long as you work with them from the time they are a baby you can continue to carry them and love on them like you would any pet.

One of the greatest parts of having a chicken as a pet is the fact that you will have fresh, delicious eggs everyday thus cutting your grocery bill. (We really like this part!)

Another important part is they are very easy to take care of.

You just need a fenced in area with grass that they can walk around in and a chicken coop for them to take shelter in.

Therefore the best pet to have because they will be both a pet and provide you with food is a chicken. Get a chicken for a pet and you will never go back to having a cat or dog.

(Great story Heather! Chickens definitely have a lot to offer).


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