Chicken Camp

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zoomom4, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. zoomom4

    zoomom4 New Egg

    Dec 27, 2008
    This came across in a dog-training forum i'm in. (not that i'm attending - i can't imagine paying that much to attend chicken camp - i love my girls, but................that's a LOT of chicken feed lol)

    Chicken Camp -Glen Allen VA
    Posted by: "atollerntoto2" [email protected] atollerntoto2
    Tue Jun 1, 2010 1:41 pm (PDT)

    Permission to cross-post!

    The Dude Ranch Pet Resort and Training Academy in Richmond, Virginia
    is proud to host a complete 4 day Chicken Training Camp with Terry
    Ryan on July 15th through the 18th at the Dude Ranch Pet Resort.
    This is a rare East Coast event where you will get to participate in 4
    days of training chickens; just like the camps held at Legacy Canine
    (minus the long drive)!

    Why should dog trainers train chickens? Trainer's are not "bonded" to
    their chickens. Chickens do not have big brown eyes. Trainers do not
    have bad (or good!) chicken training habits because they've never
    trained a chicken before, thus avoiding the baggage often taken to dog
    training workshops. You will not be showing your chickens at the next
    performance event, nor will you be taking them home, so there is no
    pressure on what will happen in the future. You probably do not have
    a library full of chicken training books and DVD's to influence you,
    much less televisions shows on chicken training.

    Training a chicken is a stretch and a boost to your mechanical skills.
    The average chicken is faster than the average dog, giving you a
    chance to improve your coordination and timing.

    Chickens will freeze or fly away if they don't like the way you are
    training them. Unlike dogs, you will know immediately if you are
    taking advantage of a chicken or pushing too hard too fast. Chickens
    don't give their trainers a second chances as often as our dogs do.
    Please read what Terry Ryan has to say on the subject -
    http://www.legacyca workshops/ chicken-camps. html

    We have 30 slots for full participants and 10 for auditors.
    Registration is $650 for the full 4 days and auditors are $300 (no
    partials). Lunches will be provided each day at $10 a day (and we can
    provide for a non-meat option).

    Activities start at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm each day, except the
    last day which ends at 4:00. Lunch is from 12:00 - 1:00 and is served
    at the training center. The facility is air conditioned and please
    bring clothing appropriate for handling chickens.

    Since this is a non-dog event (dogs and chickens together would not
    make for a pleasant day), hotels are very affordable in the area and
    you have plenty to choose from. If you need hotel information please
    let me know that when you register. The Richmond International Airport
    (RIC) is approximately 35 minutes away. If you do wish to travel with
    your dog, you are more than welcome to board them at the facility and
    enjoy the 47 acres of woods and ponds at the end of your day.

    What you need to do to register or if you have questions:

    Please email or call Leann Harris with your Name, Street Address,
    City/State/Zip, Contact Phone numbers, and Email. Payment processing
    instructions will be given after you contact Leann. You will be
    considered "registered" once payment has been confirmed.

    Refund policy for this event is the same as at Legacy Canine- "If you
    choose to cancel your registration for one of our chicken camps, you
    must notify us in writing (e-mail, fax, letter). Cancellations
    received no later than 45 days before the first day of the camp will
    receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee. Cancellations
    received no later than 30 days prior to the start of the camp will
    receive a refund of 25% of the registration fee. No refunds will be
    issued for cancellations received less than 30 days before the first
    day of the camp. This policy is without exception."

    We are very honored to have Terry with us and are looking forward to
    your attendance!

    Leann Harris
    Director of Training - Dude Ranch Training Academy
    Registration Contact Number: 804-867-AARF
    Registration Contact Email: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Event location:
    Mapquest Address:
    11015 Dude Ranch Rd
    Glen Allen, VA 23059
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow. that's expensive!
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Training a chicken is a stretch and a boost to your mechanical skills.
    The average chicken is faster than the average dog, giving you a
    chance to improve your coordination and timing.

    I reckon it will at that. [​IMG][​IMG]
  4. parkersmom120106

    parkersmom120106 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 9, 2008
    Middleburg, FL
    Holy crap! $650 and they don't even include lunch! That's insane!
  5. GatorBunny

    GatorBunny Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2012
    This is an old thread but does anyone know if there are chicken camps still happening?

    I'm clicker training my chicks.

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