Do they remember

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cochunk, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    say you have to rehome a chicken, and then several months later deside to visit the chicken, would it remember you.?
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not for certain, but most chickens will remember you if you are gone for a few days if you know they super well. But that's just what I noticed in my chickens [​IMG] Usually if you raise them when they were just little babies they'll imprint on you.
     
  3. truper

    truper Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG] I have been away for 2 weeks at a time and when I get back home They recognize Me.I read where a man had given his chickens away and was away from them quite a long time.He went to see them one day and when they heard his voice they came running to him.I'd say they do.
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Aw, my roo's remembers me and talks to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. cochunk

    cochunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some good to hear comments [​IMG]

    my mom recenty heard news on how our roo was doing (he was rehomed cause we live in the city) and hope to visit him again
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I am unsure whether they remember you or not, but I know they remember former homes and friends. I recently took back a cockerel that I rehomed a few months ago. He remembered his hatchmates and the broody that raised him. She was one of the first to come up to him and they bowed to each other and held still for a few minutes. It looked almost like a welcoming ceremony. He remembered the coop and the very first day he was let out with the rest, went in it at night like he never was gone and roosted in exactly the same spot he had when he was here. I take them into the front yard in the evenings and he remembered that too. The front by the street isn't fenced and they aren't allowed to go past a certain point. He stayed in the proper boundary just like he always had.

    I don't know if they remember people or not but if this guy remembered all that, surely they remember people too. This guy's hatchmates, two pullets, were the first to join his "flock." It was too cute.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I recently visited Joe Dirt, the cockeral I gave away back in June. He had no idea who I was. He didn't care a flit until I tossed some scratch feed for him. Then I was his bestest friend.
     
  8. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got my leghorn roo since he was chick.
    he thinks im his momma hahaha.
    he always approach to me when i get home. just like a dog. :D
     
  9. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Same with my Jersey Giant roo! He was the only one, but "hand" was his momma and he chest bumps me and he knows his name "Fluffy Puffy" and he comes when called, and has a good vocabulary. [​IMG]
     
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I have a weird looking little half Black Orpington, half Dark Cornish cockerel that is the same way. He thinks I'm his momma and follows me around talking to me the whole time I'm out there. He's only 13 weeks old right now. I keep telling him he needs to turn mean so I won't feel bad if he gets eaten. He wouldn't be good for much else unless someone wanted to raise funky looking birds for meat.
     

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