Can chickens learn tricks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by QuackerOats, May 14, 2010.

  1. QuackerOats

    QuackerOats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had any success in teaching their chickens tricks? I was wondering whether it was possible, as I would like to teach my chickens some... if its at all possible. [​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely. Do some research on clicker training. Chickens are excellent at it.

    I use tiny pieces of grape for treats.
     
  3. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You've never seen the piano playing chickens? Classic chicken trick. They learn pretty fast for how stupid a lot of people think they are.
     
  4. QuackerOats

    QuackerOats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, I've never seen the piano playing chicken! I'll search it on youtube. I think I will give some tricks a try then! [​IMG]
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They sure can!

     
  6. dchickenman

    dchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 11-year-old daughter wants her favorite chicken (a Gold Comet pullet named "Mystery") to sit on her shoulder while she walks around the yard. How would we accomplish that? Treats, I guess?
     
  7. NitaAZ

    NitaAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Dog trainers often go to "chicken camp" where they learn to clicker train chickens. They some darn complex behaviors and chains from the chickens!

    My chickens are only trained to come running when I yell "Here chickie, chickie!" Then they look like little dinosaurs on the attack!
     
  8. chickenlittle1980

    chickenlittle1980 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spot is target trained.... she comes a running when I pick it up and tell her to come.... I am working on geting her up the A frame. My dog friends think I am joking about it.........
    BTW i named her spot cause she thinks she is one of my dogs.....
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Like someone said dog trainers go to camps to practice their training on chickens:
     
  10. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well there are learned unusual behaviours and then there are tricks. My 5 month old D'uccle roo 'tuffy' will ride in the car-on the dash unless its too hot sitting there, then he jumps on my arm and sits on it while I drive. (not the shoulder, he falls off that) I have taught him to stay with me when I walk around, but the only true trick that I ask for by command is "Sit". Its mostly so he wont slide off the dash when i accelerate, but we practice it outside of the car....now I have to work on 'Dont poop'..that will be a hard one
     

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