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Category: Chickens

Do Chickens Make Good Pets?

Written by Dr. David Hannon, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) The popularity of keeping chickens as pets has skyrocketed in the last few years. Coronavirus, concerns regarding food scarcity, and heightened awareness of where one’s food comes from are just a few reasons that more people are turning toward backyard chickens as a way to keep busy and provide sustainable, affordable food sources. Dr. David Hannon, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), an avian veterinarian with Hello Ralphie, walks potential poultry owners through what breeds of poultry are available to own, what to expect regarding poultry behavior, and the medical care backyard birds need.  Have a medical