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Chickens do not forget...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msgenie516, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    I cannot believe the memory my chickens have! Several days ago, I fed them some canned corn as a treat. I was at a door that does not go into their run and I dropped a few kernels on the ground. Now every time I open that door, they are furiously jumping out looking for that darned corn!

    The Silkies are the worst "offenders" but, luckily, they are easy to handle and I can just "scoop them up" and return them to the coop. They are too funny! [​IMG] Genie
     

  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Oh yes- I know that any time I walk out the door with anything in my hands I will be mobbed by the horde. [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Songster

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    Their memory is a lot better then they've been given credit for. Especially when it comes to goodies to eat!!!
     
  4. timbofarms

    timbofarms Songster

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    They can sense fear too. They jump at my daughter everytime she goes in the run and she starts screaming. [​IMG]
     
  5. Average time for a chickens memory is 2 weeks.
     
  6. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Quote:Oh, oh, I guess I will have to scoop up jumping chickens for two weeks! [​IMG]
     

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