This year is a year for firsts. First full year living in a house I built. First year trying to garden. First year raising anything other than cats or dogs. We always teach out animals tricks. Cats and dogs, in addition to obediance. Nothing fancy, just amusement for us. So I was out tending the garden a few weeks ago and was snacking on some sugar peas. Nummy! A few peas fell on the ground and this Barred Rock ran over and picked them up. I held a pea up about 18", and she jumped up and nabbed it. I held another pea up a foot higher, she nabbed it. This continued until I had the peas at about 4 feet high, and she would fly up and take them from between two fingers. We've been practicing for a few weeks, and I finally showed my wife. She was speechless, as was her friend and her two kids. I'll try to get some video tomorrow. Anybody else teach their birds tricks?