j/dedicated chooks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gsim, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    When my pullets were tiny, i used to whistle a tune called "Rocky Top" when I would feed or water them. Any time I go out the door with treats, I whistle that song and from 220 ft away, they will hear it and come running to the gate of their run. Three weeks ago, and last week and just today, I did so and each time after giving them their treats, I went into the coop to find one or two dedicated chooks sitting on from 1 to 5 eggs. I was surprised to find that they would do that when they know that sound means treats. I was even more surprised to find that it was not a fluke, but is a behavior that they will repeat. Who Knew??? [​IMG]
  2. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009

    funny what they learn, isn't it?

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