Chicken’s are becoming more and more popular in urban and suburban areas, many people find they don’t mind and even wish to encourage their chickens to become house pets. Although a rooster should never be kept as a pet because it can become territorial and aggressive, a hen in the house can be a pleasant companion, is easy to care for and even provides you with breakfast.
Check your local zoning laws before deciding to have chickens as pets. Those who live in rural areas will likely not have a problem, but those who live in more urban areas may need a permit.
Look into using chicken diapers if you want your chicken to be able to roam around freely without worrying about cleaning up after it all of the time. A number of chicken lovers have started businesses making and selling small diapers for chickens. They are made of reusable fabric and attached to the stiff tail feathers of the chicken.
Feed your chicken well, either outside or in his coop or cage. Pellets and feed for chickens is available at your local feed store. Chickens can also eat kitchen scraps like leftover salad, vegetables and meat -- as long as it's not chicken. Chickens prefer a varied diet and will produce better eggs with the more nutrition they get.