train chickens!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by greeneggs444, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard you can train chickens to come when called, im assuming a name. Like, as well as a dog!![​IMG]!! Does anyone know how you would approach that???????[​IMG]
     
  2. debducttape

    debducttape Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens (and my neighbor's chickens) come when called, because I am the bringer of treats. I holler "chick, chick, chick" and they all come running. I just hollered my chicken call before I give them treats, and it was less than a week and they associate the "chick" tone of voice with me bringing them something good.
     
  3. greeneggs444

    greeneggs444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH thanks. I was at my sister's farm and you dont even need to call those chickens. they come as soon as you come out the door just to see! well a few do!![​IMG]
     
  4. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine seems to know her name. When I call her name, she looks at me from whatever she is doing. However, they all come running when they hear the door. They assume I have treats and are often quite angry when I don't.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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  6. ashleylancaster

    ashleylancaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY MOM DOES THE CHICK CHICK CHICK CALL AND HERS COME RUNNING CAUSE THEY KNOW ITS DINNER TIME. BUT U CAN TRAIN CHICKENS I SEEN ON TV TO USE A LITTLE RED BALL AT THE END OF A STICK WITH A CLICKER ON THE OTHER END. WHEN THE CHICKEN TOUCHES THE BALL WITH HER BEAK U CLICK AND GIVE A TREAT.
     

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