My daughter brought home the one surviving chick, Dixie, from a classroom project for Memorial Day weekend and she is still with us. She is very personable and loves people. I'm not sure that she knows she is a chicken.
I would keep her but one of our dogs would like to make a meal of her - the other one probably would too but is smart enough to be sneaky. She is outgrowing her current home and for some strange reason my usually very tolerant husband is refusing to build a chicken coop. And really I know a suburban neighborhood is no place for this rapidly growing little hen (she will be a layer).
So please, any COTHer's out there looking for a chick? I would be happy to deliver her and all her remaining supplies.
Hubby's afraid if he builds her a coop, that you'll find her a friend...or several friends. LOL
My sister has hens, which are pets, they just lay eggs, don't end up in stew pots, but we are in VA. However, if you still have her on June 22, I will be in the area (Fair Hill) and could bring her back to my sister.
I think she is a RI Red but I will check with the teacher tomorrow. She hatched towards the later part of May. As to why I think Dixie is a she - that is what I was told but, it has been a long time since I was around little chicks so if you can tell me how to sex one for sure I'll be happy to do so.
She's really funny and follows us around when we have her out in the fenced in vegetable garden. She is just starting to learn to "scratch" the dirt and look for food. It's very cute when she stands straight up and flaps her new wings.
If she hasn't already found a home, I might be able to take her. We have two buff orpington hens (Chichen Nugget and Chich Fillet) that are strictly pets. I can talk to hubby about Dixie Chick if she still needs a home. E-mail me privately at email@example.com. We are in Smyrna, Delaware.