Hi, I have two Americauna pullets and three RIR's. They are soooo much fun to watch and take care of. They are very tame, my one Americauna jumps in our laps to be petted and cuddled. Do they recognize strangers, they run from delivery men.
well..i'm not sure but..i think they definatley know their family...i can see the differance in how my hens react to me..compared to how they react to others..but...i DO give them their treats...so..LOL..thats probably really why they act like they like me..
If I bring someone back into the chicken yard that the chickens have never seen before, the girls become very loud- and make all sorts of weird noises.
(I told them it is not good PR, they will never convince someone that they are quiet nice birds if they keep that up.)
Not that I'm saying my chickens are smart or anything, cuz they're not, but they do know the difference between Charlie dog and my SO's obnoxious border collie Jake. They know they can climb all over Charlie and she wouldn't care and they run from Jake.
Funny thread. My chickens get quiet around "new" people but if they see ME they go nuts! All the whining and crying "come on lady, let us out in the BIG yard with all that green stuff!" and it goes on and on
If I walk quietly into the back yard, the 3 ducks are always the first to see me and raise the alarm "she's here, she's here!". Of course, I then have to reach down and pluck some clover (that they can reach themselves through the fence BTW) and give it to them and they are happy.
Now if I go into the back yard through the bulk head basement door (loud and squeaky) they all start squawking. It's a cacophony but I love it