I talk to my chickens all the time. And sometimes they "talk" back too. The other day I watched my beautiful young roo, Miracle, (he was the only chick to hatch from 17 eggs after a freak heatwave), of course it had to be a roo... Anyway, he's perfectly white with a few tiny black feathers ringing his neck and, oops, a stray brown feather on his chest!! I said to him the other day "What's this brown feather? Come here, let me pluck it." Big mistake. He was Not impressed. And I've been spectacularly unable to get anywhere near him since that day. Then there was the day my son spooked the chicks and they were all hiding in the chicken house. I went and spoke to them, trying to get them to come out. Nothing worked, until I said the magic words "do you want some green stuff?" They knew when I said that a bucket full of juicy greens was coming. They came running all excited "where is it, where is it?". Too cute! Any idea how I can catch Miracle?