can chickens be trained

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  1. kidsgrowngotchicks

    kidsgrowngotchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My coup is 10 ft from my fenced in yard and 10 ft the oppisite way to the woods. Since I am worried my girls will go into the woods and never return, can I train them to walk over to the fenced in yard where they will be relatively safe? If so, how do I do this?
     
  2. kidsgrowngotchicks

    kidsgrowngotchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    the girls are 7 weeks old
     
  3. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Loved the 'clicker' training video referenced above.

    When I bring veggies, rice or other table scraps to my chickens, I bring them in a black plastic bowl. They zoom to the side of the run and follow me to the door pressing on the wire. If you use something similar for treats...they will follow you--- They KNOW what's in the bowl.

    Then set it in the fenced yard and voila -- chickens where you want them.

    good luck!
     
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  10. FeatheredObsessions

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    You can train them to go where you want . WELCOME!!!!

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