Hi my name is, Sherry from FLa. I am getting six chickens, my neighbor is giving me his, he is also making me a coop 8×16, he is only 13 years old.I have no ideal what breed they are yet, except the rooster is a red rode island (not spell right lol) I have been reading up on chickens, I do have parrots inside my house, I breed and hand raise cockatails. My question is can chickens be as smart as a parrot? Also I am housing my neighbors peacocks, they are 3 years old, soon I hope to get peahens, so I can breed them, I love watching them they can be so funny chasing each other playing around. Glad I found BYC!! For the chickens plus I am a member on Bird channel for parrots.