Do you have a chicken that comes when called?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gritsar, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm not talking about the whole flock that comes running when you make whatever noise you've trained them to, or when you have food; but a single chicken that will come when called.
    Lil' Bit, (the hen formally known as Airhead) does and I was just wondering if she's a rarity.
    Her other little trick is to follow the flock down the hill away from the house and then scream until I walk down there and give her a ride back. My SO says she's spoiled. Yeah right, like you can actually spoil a chicken. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    yes...
    My daughter is 6 and she has a sex-link that she has names girl-friend...and when my daughter is out in the yard and calls girl-friend only the one comes running...she can hold this chicken like a baby and walk all over the place as where the rest of the family cant get near her..
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken Alice II comes when she is called. More impressive, however, is that I have taught my bunny to come when she is called - that was much harder!
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    ummmm SO is right...she is spoiled. I have 5 of them just like her. [​IMG]

    My SLW "speckles", my light brahma "Lilly", my EE "Sandy" and one BA "Molly" come to their name being called. Speckles rides with me in the van to go to my fav coffee shop, Sandy has gone to school with the DD several times and they both get very testy when they do not get their way or you do not give hem enough attention.

    This is Sandy watching TV with DD in her bedroom...

    [​IMG]

    Oh the picture of Speckles, Sandy and Lilly being totally un-chickenlike could go on forever. So yes...you can spoil a chicken! hehehehehehe
     
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, my partridge silkie pullet comes when called. I say.. Peppi, peppi peppi peppiiiiiiiiiiiii... and she comes running right for me. Shes the chick in my avatar. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    My old, fat rooster, "King Comb," came when he was called.

    The exchange would go something like this:

    Me: "King Comb! ... King Comb!"

    Him: ::confused cluck:: "Gluck?"

    Me: "King Comb!"

    Him: ::exclamation of excitement and happiness:: "Gluck!!"

    ::waddling run from one side of the yard to the other::

    Me: "Here, King Comb!" ::sprinkling scratch on the ground::

    Him: ::examining seeds:: "Tk, tk, TK, tk! Tkkkk, tk, tk, tk, tk, tk, tk, tk..."

    ::frenzied pecking interspersed between exclamations of "Gluck!" and "Gluuuuuck!"::

    I loved that bird...
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, I have several of them. I like it that chickens can really know their names, dont you?
     
  8. IloveTravis

    IloveTravis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Lord, do I!
    I've got a little buff orp chick, Baby, who thinks I"m his momma. At first it was cute, but believe me it gets old fast! When I walk he has to be on top of my feet. I've kicked him a hundred times.
    He needs cuddles or he just bawls and bawls. He's so spoiled.
    He only needs to hear my voice and he comes flapping. The poor thing can't even enjoy the outdoors when I let the babies wander. He has to be on my head, my lap or my shoulder 24/7, and if I"m not nuzzling him or stroking him he wails.

    I love him to death, but for God sakes he needs to get a life [​IMG] He's gonna be one sweet roo.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  9. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    my mille fleur d'Uccle hen, Girly, comes when called. [​IMG]
     
  10. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ya, the chicken in my avatar, Tiki, comes when I call her. (I could swear there was someone on byc that has the username tiki.)
     

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