clicker training a chicken? You have to see this!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Freebie, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Anyone familiar with clicker training? Check out this video of a chicken going through an obstacle course. It is pretty cool, and if I had the course, I have a clicker and a chicken that I would love to try that on.

  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
  3. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    I just love those. Thanks!! I just makes me want to build a mini agility course for my baby chicken.
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Thanks for posting those links. [​IMG]
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    THanks so much - that is so funny. I sent it to my friend who's got a little dog that she's been training. Just wait til she see's my obstacle course:lau
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    A lady I know on the Service Dog group had told me this was how she learned to train dogs years ago.
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Didja notice that it was a Leghorn hen that was doing the obstacle course? And the Clicker Training?
  8. Yup. I'm gonna train mine to do the dishes. Smart buggers.
  9. Itsme

    Itsme Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    NW Wisconsin

  10. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    I guess it seems pretty cool to most people that you can train a chicken to do such tricks. As it turns out, chickens are good learners and can achieve neat things, just like trained circus animals.

    Not really intelligence, it sure seems like it. I read about that clicker training a few years ago in some studies they did to determine how good chickens actually are.

    It turns out they learn better than you do, up until about the age of 3.

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