Smartest Domesticate Bird?

GooseyMcGee

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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.
 

Miss Lydia

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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.
 

Oregon Blues

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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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