Anyone have trained chickens?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by S n M Poultry, May 19, 2008.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i have a little OEGB hen that flys on my arm on demand. i stick out my arm flat and say up up and pat my arm. Somtimes she misses my arm and goes on my shoulder but its cool either way(except when she has poo on her feet, ewww) and her husband(a cull Lemon blue modern that i got attached to)is also trained to fly onto a roost when i say up and pat the bord.

    Anyone else have trained chickens?
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Songster

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    Mine run to my back window when I open it, they were trained by the food flying out of it. [​IMG]
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    i forgot to mention when i yell out: Here chic-chic-chic-chic they all run to the door of the run because they know its treat/feed time [​IMG]
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My girls know the word, "Porch" which means go to the porch.
    "To me" means come to me, the stupid dog's out.
    "Treats" is pretty obvious.
    Obelisk also knows "Step Up" and "Down" and "No!"

    Slifer used to know what time DS was due home from school. One time he was late and she paced in front of the door until he came and and she promptly bit him. LOL
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, we have more than one that actually knows it's name. I know you might think that's crazy, but it's true.

    One hen comes down to the house and is allowed to come inside for her treat, everyday....she knows her name I assure you.

    My rooster knows his name for sure.

    I can call him from yards away, time and time again.....

    The more time you spend with your flock, the more they become use to you. It makes a huge difference, that's for sure.

  6. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Yep i have 9 chickens... When i say time for bed they run to the coop. I have one black cochin bantam hen named rory who is totally house broken...she stays in a kennel i have set up in my garage due to an eye injury i was nursing... she waits to go out to go poop... she refuses to poop in her cage and she wont poop if you have her on your shoulder (which she loves) and after shes been out to do her business she gets up on my shoulder and makes kissing noises when i tell her "give mama kisses" There has been many nights where shes gone into the house with me to watch a tv show, she loves it! I also have a white cochin rooster who rounds up the hens in the yard when told to his name is crash. After the 7 new eggs hatch (which should be in the next few days... one healthy baby already) he will jump into their brooding box and hang out with them finding scratch grains in the pine shavings for them. He is a very sweet boy. My light brahma bantam hen loves to have her pic taken, Anyone who has a camera she will run right up to you and strike a pose! Her name is snowflake. I agree the more time you spend with them the more they amaze you with their abilities and personalities. I have had alll mine for over a year now and had gotten them when they were day old babies. I couldn't live without them now!
  7. CarolinaGirl

    CarolinaGirl In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2008
    I was actually showing off my babies "tricks" today to my mom when she was visiting [​IMG]

    They all come when I say "Come on, tweeters!" (called them tweeters since they were day olds) no matter where I lead them, including up the stairs to the deck. They know what "Bedtime" means and go into the coop and fly onto the perches.

    Five of the chickens and two of the ducks know their names. Dexter (a naked neck) will actually make a very contented sound in response and Maxine, the duck, will quack if you say her name. The funniest of all is Dex and Delah when it's treat time. If I say "Beg" they will jump up until I give them the treats... they won't jump however, until I say beg. Delah (Delaware), Wilma (Buff Orp) and Nelly (Dominique) will all get in my lap if I pat my legs and say their names.

    What can I say, they're completely spoiled rotten and I love it [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:[​IMG] Mine know the same trick! Amazing!

    I had a Buff Cochin named Chicken Hawk. I would call her... "Chicken Hawwwwwwkkkk!!!" and she would run, head down, wings flapping, to where ever I was. [​IMG] I miss her.
  9. Becky89*

    Becky89* Songster

    Apr 11, 2008
    My chickens are trained to fly up on me too [​IMG] Its so awsome they are trained to do may things and flying is one of them [​IMG]

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