How much do your chickens love you?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jamie78, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. jamie78

    jamie78 In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    How do your chickens show they love you? I'm curious about how they bond with humans and if it's similar to other animals. I talk to mine in a certain tone of voice and they come running, hoping I have food. And they love being let into the garden, etc. Just curious...

    Chicken mama to two RI hens, one Leghorn hen, and a rotten Silkie rooster [​IMG]
  2. partsRheavy

    partsRheavy Songster

    Jul 28, 2011
    Come running/follow me around. It's funny walking around a barnyard with a bunch of chickens acting like 3-year human children hanging onto Mommy's skirt...

    Acquired some Brabanters rather recently and they are among the most childish....seconded by the Jersey Giants. RIR, Australorps and Ameraucanas do it somewhat less. RIR and a couple Leghorn mixes are the best independent foragers.
  3. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    Mountains of NC
    I don't think my chickens love me at all:) They do come running when I call to put them up late afternoons. This is when I give them a little scratch for a treat. They are obviously very food motivated.
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    My chickens' stomachs love me. If I go outside with ANYTHING in my hands, they all come running. They follow me around until I finally convince them that whatever I have isn't edible, or if it is and I toss it out for them, they are very happy chickens. I do have a few who follow me around with or without food and a couple that even will jump up in my lap when I'm sitting on the swing reading. I have my two special chickens who think I'm mommy and they follow me whenever I'm in the back yard.
  5. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    My chickens love the fact I let them free range, feed them, water them and give them treats - otherwise I think they don't care if I am around or not - if a monkey did those jobs it would be the same to them [​IMG]

    However I LOVE MY CHICKENS! And that is what matters to me.
  6. indi

    indi Chirping

    Aug 4, 2011
    My chickens will eat ANYTHING I am eating and will jump onto my lap to get at the food!! If I don't give it to them my roo wil give me the evil eye!!! They also like classical music and hate nicki minaj's songs!!!
  7. Kuntry Klucker

    Kuntry Klucker

    Jun 9, 2010
    Tennesee Smoky Mts.
    Whenever I go to the backyard gate I am greeted by a flock of excited chickens to see me.
    Then as I enter the backyard they follow me where ever I go. If I have scratch or something in
    my hands I pretty much have to drop it at the gate or I will be block on all sides by chickens
    who cannot wait to get into what I have for them. [​IMG]

    When taking care of the chicken chores I have all kids of help by chickens watching me or getting right in the middle
    of what I am doing. [​IMG]

    In any case, no matter what I am doing they are always glad to see me. I love my chickens. [​IMG]

    I have 13 BO hens and 1 BO roo. They act like little puppies, it is just so cute, I love the fact that I am their world. [​IMG]

    Here is a pic of my babies running toward me as I come into the backyard.
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    They don't. I'm the one that feeds um, gives what treats they get, let them out in the morning and puts them up at night. I'm the one they know. So to them it ain't love. It's food and who provides it. Chickens aren't capable expressing human emotions.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Yep. Mine love food and they know I give it so they have their eye on me just about all the time, cause you never know when I might pop out a whole roast chicken or something (NOT).
  10. Quote:Exactly!!! I was getting to that.......Pop

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