Originally Posted by roostersandhens
Sometimes I feel like people don't think chickens are smart. I feel like it's just because they are a livestock animal, and most people eat them. But really they are smart. They have a whole pecking order, they have to memorize who is where in the order. Each one is a unique individual with his/her own personality. They know if a chicken or a person is a stranger or a familiar face. They are sad when a friend dies. Sometimes scared after a predator kills one of their flock members. After my rooster was killed by a hawk ( he was the best roo ever) all my chickens didn't come out of the barn, if they did it was just for a second!
Snapple The Hen:
My hen Snapple is a very smart gal! She comes when I call and comes on my lap when I tell her. She learned her name without me even trying! I just talked to her a lot when she was young, saying her name. Then one day I randomly bent down and yelled "Snapple!" and she came running! When I yell anything else she doesn't come. Now I decided to train her!
New Discovered Facts About Chickens:
Recently there was a test about how smart chickens are. In fact they can do math! Example: if you said A is greater then B and B is greater than C they could tell you that A is greater then C! They were able to teach chickens their name and other tricks! They even discovered that chickens are smarter than an average 4 year old!
Eddy The Rooster:
My rooster Eddy knows if your a stranger or a familiar face. He always attacks strangers but not his family. He runs when a stranger tries to hold him and doesn't care I pick him up!
Each Chicken is Different:
Each one of my chickens is different. My hen Red comes in my house jumps on the counter and eats all my food. My hen Olive comes in my house jumps on the counter and lays an egg. My hen Daisy comes in the house and sits on the couch, and so does Eddy. My hen Herki loves strawberries. My rooster Eddy hates strawberries! Some of my chickens don't like eating tomatoes some do!
As you may now see if you didn't before chickens are smart!