Chickens or Ducks are not what you would normally consider but these can make fantastic pets, providing you have the right set-up and zoning to keep them.
Both can be very engaging, friendly and entertaining – and will “earn their keep” by providing eggs and pest control for your garden. They can be easily tamed and trained, even as adults, and are generally hardy and low maintenance.
Chickens and Ducks can also be reared not only as pets, but also provide a source of food for some families at the appropriate time. Although we are not fans of such reasons for rearing Ducks or Chickens, it does happen throughout the world today.
If you decide to get Chickens or Ducks, please remember that they are not considered to be predators and rely a lot on you to provide adequate protection for them if you plan to keep them outdoors. We strongly recommend the construction of a small shelter and completely fence the perimeter with a tall mesh wire fence.