Do any of your birds do this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doghamstyluv95, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. doghamstyluv95

    doghamstyluv95 Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    My sweet little Lilly, will come to me when I call her name [​IMG] Its so adorable! She just runs straight to me. I love her so much! She will even come to me when Im in the middle of a completely open space.
  2. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Oh yeah, they may be "just chickens" but they certainly are trainable.

    I've had ladies in the past jump for strawberries (by saying the genus name Fraises or whatever it is haha), one of my current hens says "hello!", and they all come to me when I say "chickie chickies" and individually by name.

    I also have a good night song that I sing every time it's time to go back to the hen house, and they comply with it, too.

    They're so loveable and cute...Gotta love the chickies.
  3. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I call my silkie hen by her name, Uh Oh, and she comes! I love it! I call in a sing-song high-pitched voice, and she comes waddling over! Now all the rest come when i call Uh-Oh. Oh well! [​IMG]
  4. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Oh - certainly they are trainable. I've taught roos to come on command in the past - just a matter of finding the treat that really motivates them.

    Right now I've got aa alpha roo, Brahma. Every couple of days, it goes something like this:


    They ignore me.

    "Squatch! Get out of my garden!"

    His head shoots up and he escorts the girls out of the garden.

  5. RyanAndMeri

    RyanAndMeri In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2007
    Wow.. thats neat! I never considered training my chickens.

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