Chicken Falconry

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

  1. BrowncoatChicks

    BrowncoatChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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  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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