Taking a Chicken for a Walk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by centrarchid, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    There has been discussion about use of a leash to walk a chicken like a dog. I have not tried that yet, but likely will to see what it is about.

    For now I can let several of my birds down and they will follow me. Started testing limits this morning using a cockerel of about 16 weeks that is not among my tamest. We jumped into truck to take a Road Trip to Riverside Park in Jefferson City. The we got out to start walking. This was first time this guy got to go of property.

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    This picture looks fake with "Big Muddy" in the background.
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  2. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou Chirping

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    Hehe, I had a chicken that would take road trips with me. Go to Lowes and all that, even to the poultry auction. People got a kick out of him just following me around. I never used a leash with him as he never wondered off no more then a few feet. He was a white silkie rooster. He passed a few months ago due to a very terrible Guinea attack. But now I have a goose and a sheep that do this.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Verbal leash.

     
  4. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou Chirping

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    hehe i just say "come on" they seem to follow that. Also Peaty my Goose knows his name, and Bye works to hehe but that usually induces a run and try and fly haha
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    Long leash.

     
  6. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    Nice! And when it was time to go home, how did that go?
     
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  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    He flies up to hand when given a reward and calls.
     
  8. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou Chirping

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    If you show them love, and give them treats a chicken will bend over backwards to please you. I have learned this. Using love and food, I have not met a chicken that didn't want do something for me. I even was able to potty train a chicken house chicken. She used to come in my house and lounge on the couch and watch John Wayne movies.
     
  9. Melbeforeyou

    Melbeforeyou Chirping

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    nice job :D
     
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  10. Aunt Angus

    Aunt Angus Crowing

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    I was thinking of taking one of mine with me to work this week. Too cute! I'd prefer not to do a leash/harness thing. This I can do. My chickens all follow me anyway. Love the pics and videos!
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