chicken on a leash

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cami, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. cami

    cami In the Brooder

    May 18, 2010
    i put a harness one of my silkies today and she didnt even really care about is it possible to leash train a chicken?
    pics soon
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Good question. I've thought about doing it with one of my BR's or my EE...they're used to wearing saddles and tame, so why not a harness and on a leash lol.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Leashes are pretty much good and making sure the bird doesn't get lost. As for walking it like a dog... it's more like following the bird.
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    When I was a teen, my sisters first husband had an alligator that walked on a leash( mouth taped shut), so ANYTHING is possible!
    Well, except stretching a knats.....[​IMG]
  5. Larry33843

    Larry33843 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2010
    Frostproof, FL
    My Mother used to tell me this story;

    She was born in Central FL in the mid-1920's and was raised on a farm during the depression. When the she and her sisters got bored, they would make a hole in a kernel of corn, tie a string to the kernel and throw it down with more corn for the chickens. When one of the hens picked up the corn and swallowed it, they would lead the hen around by the string 'til My Grannie Collins caught them and told them to leave her hens alone.
    Sounds like good cheap fun for farm kids as long as no one or thing got hurt.
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  6. Kanders

    Kanders In the Brooder

    Apr 19, 2010
    Richmond, KY
  7. HenneePennee

    HenneePennee In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2010
    Too funny ... I seem to remember something about a feather in thru the mouth and out thru the eye socket maybe, when I was 5. I had some rowdy uncles.[​IMG]
  8. sixlittlechicks09

    sixlittlechicks09 Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    Totally possible! I've got a RIR rooster and a OEGB hen that simply adore going places - On their harness! It takes TONS of patience and free time, but once they're used to the leash and harness and don't freak out anymore when they can't go past the end of the lead, start offering them treats when they come to you. Once they automatically come to your hand when a treat is offered take a step and make them come to it. Gradually increase the amount of steps you take before your chicken gets the treat, and eventually they'll get the point were they pretty much follow you. Although I'll have to agree it's WAY easier to just follow them around on a leash! [​IMG] Good luck!!
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  9. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Songster

    Feb 6, 2010
    Orange County
    I'm assuming here, that the commands "sit"', "stay", "heal", and "fetch" are not going to be obtainable ?? [​IMG]
  10. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    Quote:I don't know about that; mine have "sit" and "eat" down pretty good....

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