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Chickens habits and characteristics


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One of the indispensable animals when talking about the relationship between humans and animals is the chicken. It has a history of more than 5,000 years as livestock that supports food, and it is an animal that is still being bred all over the world.
Did you know that such chickens are gaining popularity as pet animals these days?
Some of you may have already seen friendly chickens kept indoors on TV or on video sites and thought, "I want to keep chickens."

On the other hand, you may be wondering if it is difficult to keep livestock indoors.
In conclusion, chickens are very friendly to people, but they are not suitable for beginners because there are many points that are considered to be high hurdles for people who are not accustomed to animals.
In other words, if you keep chickens indoors, you need to be "prepared".

Therefore, this time, we will introduce the points to keep in mind when keeping chickens indoors, the habits and characteristics of chickens, and the breeds suitable for breeding.

Chickens Habits and characters

A chicken that has grown from a chick will have a strong personality that cannot be imagined by the cuteness of the chick's age. Of course, it depends on the individual, but chickens are undoubtedly very aggressive animals, as evidenced by the existence of cockfights where males fight each other.
When I say this, some people may say, "If that's the case, wouldn't you feel nostalgia for your pet?" But don't worry. Once they become accustomed to the presence of humans and understand that they are not dangerous, they will naturally snuggle up to them.
Chickens are also intelligent animals and will understand if you give them loving and caring care.

However, the chicken's "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" sound can be overwhelming. The male is the loudest one, so choose a female if you want to keep it indoors in an urban apartment complex.
Chickens also have a habit of kicking away anything they see as a nuisance with their sharp claws.
The owner will get hurt if he is kicked, so be careful not to stress him out by messing around with him during meals or trying to touch his wings recklessly.

And there is a pecking order in the chicken society. If you keep more than one bird, you may be bullied and hurt by your friends, so it is better to keep only one bird at first.

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Don't you remember the tray? Tips for keeping chickens indoors

 Raising chickens from the time they are chicks makes them feel close to people, and they will follow people walking or riding on their shoulders. No wonder so many owners say, "I never thought chickens could be this cute!"

However, if you start keeping them indoors just because they are "cute", you may face various problems later on.
So if you are considering keeping chickens indoors, here are some things to keep in mind:

Clean up feces as soon as possible

The toilet problem is an important issue in keeping pets. Chickens can't be toilet trained, so they poop everywhere. Keeping your chickens free-range indoors can often stain even your most prized possessions, so keep an eye on your chickens when you take them out of their cages to play.
In addition, chickens produce muddy feces containing a lot of water called "cecal feces", which is accompanied by a very strong odor. Remove this feces as soon as possible, and use deodorant goods for pets to take measures against odors. Make sure to clean the droppings in the cage frequently.

Clean the room

Chickens do dust bathing and grooming, and these actions make the room dirty.
However, this is an important habit for chickens, so take measures to prevent dirt, such as placing the cage in a place where you don't mind getting dirty to some extent, or creating a sand bath in a deep case.
You can substitute rice husks and straw sold at pet stores for sand!
You can't stop chickens from sand bathing. It's a habit to keep your body clean, so let's understand this point.

Don't forget to report to the local government!

When raising livestock such as chickens, you must notify each local government that you will be raising livestock based on the Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control Law.
The contents of the application are simple, such as the name and address of the breeder, breeding location, number of birds, etc., so please do not worry about it.
If you tell the ward office or city hall where you live that you want to raise chickens, they will tell you the procedure.

Don't overlook the poor health of chickens!

Birds are always at risk of bird flu.
As long as your chicken is kept indoors and has no contact with outside animals, there is nothing to worry about. Let's take him to a veterinary hospital where he can be examined.
Just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have bird flu, but if you keep livestock at home, it's important to be "just in case".
Also, don't forget to avoid contact with outside animals (especially birds) on a regular basis.
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Benefits of keeping chickens

Keeping chickens indoors isn't easy, but there are some benefits:

Miss the owner

If you have a pet, it's something you want to keep in mind.

On the other hand, chickens will grow fond of you if you raise them with love. They follow you, ride on your shoulder, and cry sweetly.

You can eat freshly laid eggs

Females will lay eggs without males. It's about one a day, but it's a valuable experience to be able to feel the warmth of your pet's egg and to eat a freshly laid egg.

It eats food scraps, garbage, and leftovers

Chickens are omnivorous, so they can eat most of what humans eat. Therefore, they will eat the leftover food and leftovers from cooking and eating.

However, there are some ingredients that are harmful to chickens, so you can't give them anything.

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Best chicken breeds for pets

Among the more than 200 breeds of chickens, Araucana and Boris Brown seem to be gentle and easy to keep. Also, while both produce delicious eggs, the Araucana is known for producing eggs of a mysterious bluish color.

Ukokkei is also recommended if it is a slightly unusual breed. Although it has a nervous side, it is a clever breed that is well-attached to those who trust it. Their charm point is their bushy hair, but their most distinctive feature is probably their black skin. It may surprise you at first, but don't worry, it's natural. well-attached


We introduced the points to note when keeping chickens indoors, the habits and characteristics of chickens, and the breeds suitable for breeding.

Chickens are friendly to people and show very cute gestures, but when raising them indoors, it is necessary to fully understand the characteristics of chickens and prepare the environment properly.

Also, after the age of 2 and a half, it will gradually stop laying eggs, but the owner should continue to pour love into it and take care of it until the end.

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