Talk:Chickens as pets

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The content in this article is either duplicated the relevant section of the Chicken article or overlaps with content that is already in Chicken coop, Animal fancy, and American Poultry Association. In fact, the content in the main chicken article is much more neutral, comprehensive, and well-cited. There is no reason to have this separate article. The original author is saying he was "given the okay" a year ago, but since then no new content that is not duplicative has been added. Steven Walling 22:07, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I asked if i could create the article on the Chicken article and they said yes. I dont know why new content needs to be added in order to keep the article, i removed most of the main article stuff to put it in here. 1 Portillo (talk) 01:08, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
It's not a question of permission. It's that we shouldn't have an article if the topic in it is already covered in other articles. Everything that is described here is talked about in the main chicken article already, and things like housing are covered in the chicken coop article. There's no reason for this to exist. Steven Walling 03:51, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Its not talked about in the main article because i removed it and put it here. Portillo (talk) 10:51, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

The section "Chickens as pets" fitted just fine in the article. Only recently did you remove half of it and put it here. Other than what you just took from the main article, which fits just fine there, there's nothing in this article that isn't a good fit inside other pages. Steven Walling 16:26, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
Not recently, since the beginning. Lets have a consensus. Portillo (talk) 23:04, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
I do think that this should remain split as its own article. This information should really be branched off from the chicken article since it has enough content to be on its own and the topic does not really belong as a giant section in the main chicken article. Jeanpetr (talk) 14:15, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Well, then I'm going to get more of the good information from the main article to bring here and start removing the duplicate content that belongs in other articles (like chicken coop). Portillo, I think it's important to remember that Wikipedia is not a how-to guide. It should describe the essential facts about the relatively rare phenomenon of chickens as pets, not list everything you'd need to know about how to do so. Steven Walling 19:08, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Im glad we've decided to keep the article. Thanks for the help. Portillo (talk) 09:20, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


If chickens are kept for meat, as suggested in the article, they're not being kept as pets. Pretty straightforward. (talk) 03:56, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

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