litter boxed trained chickens????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by scrapmom5, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was surfing the net and found a lady who has a rooster that is litter box trained.

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/Frizzle_th-X109.aspx

    After I stopped laughing and went out to play with my chickens I started wondering how this can be done. Can I just put a kitty litter box filled with shavings out in my hen house and train my chickens to do their business in the box and leave the rest of the run/house alone? It would really make mukking the hen house a piece of cake.

    Have any of you tried this?

    How would one go about doing this?

    What are your thoughts on the subject?
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I don't see why you couldn't train them, but you'd have to start with young ones I imagine. One of my cats is toilet trained.
     
  3. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd bet you could clicker train it. Only problem would be the litter, you couldn't use regular litter cause it would look edible to a chicken. [​IMG]
     
  4. pvc coop

    pvc coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Put the feed on top of the toilet, that way you have them pointing in the right direction.
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  5. missa28

    missa28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thats too good lol [​IMG]
     
  6. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    A friend of mine swears that her hubbie used to have a chicken that pecked on the door when she had to defecate.

    My response was, "what, like every 15 minutes?!?"
     
  8. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG....what a great photo and response!! That is priceless!!
     
  9. chickendadma

    chickendadma Out Of The Brooder

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    This thread might be dead, but I also would be interested to learn from anyone who's trained their chickens to poop in only certain locations. I love hanging out with them but I sure am tired of them pooping on me. Especially those cecal poops!

    Anyone had luck with it?
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    All my roosters have been paper trained. Whenever I would need to bring one in to keep him in a crate in the garage for any reason, I would get him out every two or three hours and he would poop on command on a newspaper on a shelf by the window. The hens were less likely to hold it until they could go on the paper.

    I raised a chick to age five weeks, and now he's a rooster living in a home, sleeping on a file cabinet, and watching TV with the family. I imagine he's paper trained.

    It's fairly easy to train roosters to do this. I guess they're just smarter than hens.
     

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