Stupid Chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JP33, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was doing a little wondering & would like to throw this out and get some feedback. Please explain in detail any learned chicken behavior you have observed. Anything that would possibly be out of the realm of ordinary.

    Say for example you have witnessed a particular chicken that could open a door, or peck you on the leg when it wanted a treat, or to be rubbed under the chin/ picked up, whatever, get my drift?

    Not really looking for scientific explanations as to their intelligence but what you have experienced that may have gone against what the books say.

    Was just wondering if there is more than meets the eye, so induldge me with your stories, or not, of course I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

    Thanks!


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  2. miss.eggonomics

    miss.eggonomics Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont think that this counts but they always run to their coop door when i go outside. i even show them that i dont have anything but it might be because i give them hugs.......... [​IMG]
     
  3. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one that jumps up at me when i come into the coop with a empty egg carton . doesnt want me to take the eggs i guess. lol.
     
  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Interesting. How many other chickens are in this same coop?


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  5. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Interesting. How many other chickens are in this same coop?
    i have 18 more hens and a roo in my 10x12 coop

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  6. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So only the one chicken does this? Every time?


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  7. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes must like me alot .........
     
  8. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, so she does this every time, regardless if you have the egg crate or not?


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  9. ChickenEllis

    ChickenEllis Out Of The Brooder

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    i have one Barred Rock hen that 'paws' at my clothes with her beak when she wants to jump up on my back.
     
  10. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the kind of stuff I was wondering about. Thanks for sharing.


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