Chicken Falconry

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BrowncoatChicks, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. BrowncoatChicks

    BrowncoatChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2012
    You're all gonna think I'm crazy, and I probably am, so let's just get that out in the open [​IMG].
    I've been somewhat fascinated by the sport of falconry as of late. Odd for a vegetarian, don't you think? Well, I love birds and I guess I would just be participating in nature, not killing myself... Anyways, since getting involved in falconry at this point in my life is a no-go (except I did get an interview with a wildlife education organisation that uses raptors a while back for a volunteer position), does anyone think it at all possible to train other birds, say, chickens, using falconry techniques? Could you train a chicken to retrieve an object and/or a bug? This was originally my dad's idea [​IMG].
  2. redrodeo

    redrodeo Out Of The Brooder

    I have been wondering the same thing. My Sumatra's are a breed of chicken that re excellent fliers and there run is set up more as a natural looking aviary then a plain old Chicken run. I have mine trained to fly up on my arm. So I don't see why it wouldn't work. I don't think anyone has put any real effort into trying it. I am planning on picking up some books and seeing if I can train my Sumatra rooster. I don't think there is any harm in trying really.
  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2014
  4. redrodeo

    redrodeo Out Of The Brooder

    I don't know anything about pigeons but I am sure you could teach them as much falconry as a chicken. They aren't raptors so you can't teach them all of it or expect them to be as good at it as a Falcon or a Hawk but they could probably be pretty close

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