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I'm glad for you that they are learning some alternative ideas instead of pooping on you.

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A variant I have on the lap chicken concept involves a hen that is tamed to the extreme and trained to come when called. That in itself is not worthy on note. What is worthy is when she has chicks. I can sit on porch where she will bring brood and fly up on my lap. Chicks will get under her for a bit and quite down after a couple of minutes, then she will get up and walk away without clucking resulting in brood staying quietly on my lap as she goes off as far as 50 feet to forage by herself. I keep multiple free-range hens with broods for about half the year but do not see hen leave brood except in context I just described. This was first noted five years ago. Same hen still does it as do her daughters. They are the only birds I have tamed to such an extreme.



See post #73 for original account. First time I saw this extreme enough I still recall it.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/451333/constructing-a-single-chicken-family-unit-for-porch/70
Edited by centrarchid - 8/23/16 at 3:40am

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awww.... SUCH an adorable picture!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is awesome. I would love that
post #44 of 44
As brand a new chicken mommy (3 week old pullers, mixed breeds), I have been stunned at how affectionate some of the chicks are. We have two Barred Rocks that come running when we put our hand in the brooder, push the other girls out of the way, and claw/flap their way up our arms to hang out on our shoulders. They will stay there for hours if we let them. We have another that will at times chirp loudly until someone comes and picks her up and walks her around (I am having fussy baby flashbacks!!). I hope they continue being this friendly and loving!
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