Smartest Domesticate Bird?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GooseyMcGee, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. GooseyMcGee

    GooseyMcGee Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess this is going to be a little biased being on the Goose forum...

    Are geese truly the most intelligent of all the barnyard fowl?

    From knowing my geese, I would have to say they are. They seem a lot more evolved then chickens or even ducks.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I read somewhere that they are. Maybe in my book by Dave Holderread "The Book of Geese" but I did read it. They actually look like they are thinking so times.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Certainly a very long ways from smartest domesticated bird, but probably the smartest barnyard fowl. They learn easily and remember forever. There is a communication problem with training them, or they would be doing tricks for treats like a dog.

    I think my ducks are pretty smart, but they are locked into group-think, like a herd of drones.
     
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