Roughly 8 to 10 years, although some well-loved pet chickens have been known to push 15 years!
How big do chickens get?
It really depends on the breed, but an average mature hen can weigh up to 9 to 11 pounds and usually grows 16 to 20 inches tall.
What do chickens eat?
Chickens primarily eat vegetables, fruits, flowers and grass. They also eat grains and seeds, and scratch the ground to find bugs, spiders and insects to eat.
How much space does a chicken need?
The general rule of thumb to help people get started is 4 square feet per chicken in the coop, along with 10 square feet per chicken in the run.
What kind of housing do chickens need?
Hens need protection from weather extremes and predators, especially at night. Wooden enclosures or metal A-frame coops – easily purchased at any feed supply store – work wonderfully.
Can a chicken be a pet?
Some people find it hard to believe until they’ve seen it, but chickens can be just as loyal as dogs as pets! They will sit in your lap, come when they hear their name, and even cuddle with you for hours straight.
What are the benefits of owning a chicken?
Chickens are a great source of fresh eggs. Chicken manure can also be added to compost piles or used as a fertilizer when tilled into the soil. Chickens offer great organic pest control, and they also just make really great pets!
Are there any special considerations when owning a chicken?
Miniature goats are very relaxed, low maintenance animals. Like any pet, they require commitment and attention from their owners for ultimate health, happiness and cleanliness.
We currently have 1 brown doeling for adoption, and 2 wethers (one is black and white potted, the other is brown and identical to his brown sister). All born on August 3, 2015.
The mother is a wonderful milker (our family was well supplied from this one little goat!), and is registered / purebred. We bred her to keep her in milk and just don't have room for more furry babies!
Asking a rehoming fee of $200 for the girl and $100 each for the boys. Photos are from when they were tiny babies, I will be updating this post with newer photos asap! ... See MoreSee Less
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