Chicken Expiramentation idea/questions

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Eanwulfx, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Eanwulfx

    Eanwulfx In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2012
    Hello Everyone,
    I am not sure I put this in the right place but I would love your input on something that I was pondering tonight. When I rear up chicks normaly they go in a box with some food and water and thats about it, and honestly my chickens are not very bright. I was wondering if they where raised with more stimuli would I end up with a smarter chicken?

    Could I treat Chicks more or less the same way I would raise parakeets? Swings, dangly toys and mirrors for stimulation? I want to raise a small group of my current chicks and see if I cant create a smarter adult chicks.

    Do you think it would be possible to train chickens to solve simple problems in the name of earning treats? Like Hit the correct colours and open a little door and get some BOSS as a reward?

    Does anyone use "bird" toys for there chickens? Do they like/ use them?

    --Well it IS random AND rambling!

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Chickens can be trained, and food is the great motivator.
  3. Chirpys Mom

    Chirpys Mom In the Brooder

    May 29, 2012
    Rome, GA
    Have you tried out your ideas and if so how's it going?

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