I’m Jill and I have owned at one time every exotic pet out there that can fit into my small apartment. From ferrets to flying squirrels.
One day when I was on a Button Quail forum someone mentioned they were thinking of getting a Serama chicken. So I just had to look up what a Serama chicken was. After seeing some pictures on the Internet I was hooked.
I found out that they are the smallest chickens in the world. In Malaysia where they are from many people keep them indoors and are just as popular as dogs and cats. They have only been in this country about ten years so it wasn’t easy to find a good breeder. I already had an incubator so I got a hold of some Serama eggs. Although, people were telling me that shipped eggs are very difficult to hatch with this breed of chicken, I went ahead anyway. I received 25 eggs and after 19 days in the incubator one lone egg hatched. I called the small yellow chick Solo. I placed a stuffed hedgehog in with her as well as a feather duster to serve as foster parents. At about one month I could tell the little chick would turn out to be a hen so I was thrilled. Roosters don’t cut it in the city due to the crowing factor.
Solo is now five months old and laying an egg about every other day. She is only about a pound which is on the bigger side for Serama’s which average about 12 to 14 oz. My dog and cat get along with her just fine and she’s not scared of them at all. When out of her cage she is in her chicken diaper. Yes, they have chicken diapers I couldn’t believe it myself. She is so lovable and cute. I’m so crazy about her that I uploaded a YouTube video showing the world how Solo makes such a wonderful little indoor pet. Check it out at
The web site I’m hoping will form a community of indoor chicken owners like myself who feel indoor chickens make wonderful pets.
My Solo makes me laugh daily she is so sweet and cute and is a very easy pet to keep. In return she gives me breakfast so I say move over Polly because chickens are moving in.
Contributer Bio: My name is Jill and I live in Massachusetts with my indoor chicken Solo, papillon Jack, and kitty Dusty.
What kind of Chicken person am I: I have a couple chickens
This post was submitted by Jill Warnick.