Do chickens remember us? ( I think so) A visit with my Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lorain's fids, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    Last October I rehomed Charles, my Rooster, to a farm up in North Jersey. I have not seen him for the past year, last week
    my daughter and I took a ride to visit him. He is currently being housed with a few other roosters. We picked him right up and we both held him for a little while. Charles was very, very relaxed in our arms. As I spoke to him he was looking right at me. It was almost as if he remembered me and or my voice, same thing happened when my daughter held him. I had had him since he was 2 days old, He was one of 6 chicks, I always held them and talked to them, I still do to the 5 girls...I was so happy to hold him again and to talk to him. I truly miss him and wish I was able to keep him where we live. So even if people say roosters haven't got any sense of a memory, I will tend to disagree right now...I truly believed that Charles did indeed remember my daughter
    and I.[​IMG]
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    He looks like a sweet fellow
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I think they remember.I know they no my voice.
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    I am positive they remember us. I got a rooster back that had been gone for quite a few months. He not only remembered me but he remembered every one of the others and where his spot on the roost was. What a great boy there!
  5. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    :) I think chickens know too.
  6. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    New Jersey
    These chickens/roosters are so much smarter than we even know!

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