My name is Susan and I’m the founder of HenRaising.com. We’ve had chickens as pets for about 3 years and set up this site to help people who want to raise chickens.
Be sure to bookmark this site as I’ll be updating it often to share what I learn about raising chickens.
Here are some pics of our little ones.
I’ll share what you can and cannot feed chickens. These pets eat pretty much anything, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you should give them everything.
Unlike cats and dogs, chickens are more independent and don’t really like to be held and cuddled. Especially, if you didn’t raise them like that. Our chickens don’t really like to be pet, in fact, they won’t even eat from our hands.
Don’t even get me started on trying to catch one, they are extremely fast and that makes it very difficult, especially, if we need to check one out.
We’ve built an area just for the chickens and put a wired fence around it to keep them from running away. On top, you’ll see some electric wire.
This is to keep hawks away from them. We’ve had a few instances where the hawks have killed 1 or 2 of our chickens. Since putting up the electric fence, we haven’t had anymore instances of it.
Although, we did have a raccoon kill one of them. These small pets have a lot of predators you’ll need to watch for!
I love the fresh eggs they produce. At the time of this writing, we have 13 chickens and one rooster, so that produces about 6 fresh organic eggs on a daily basis.
My hope is to answer all the questions that beginners would have to raising chickens as pets.
Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back often!