3 of my chickens are 7 weeks old this week (1 will be 6 wks on Friday) and I have decided to teach them tricks. First trick is card discrimination. Last weekend I put various treats (mostly chopped spinach) in a measuring cup with a clicker attached to it. I would click and then offer the treats. Today I resumed the training and they quickly learned the click meant a treat was coming. Today I taped a small piece of spinach on to two face cards. I tried to teach my black chickens to peck the queen of spades and my red and brown chickens to peck the queen of hearts. I did this individually with each chicken just outside of their run where they could see their friends. It went really well. Each time they pecked the face card they heard a click and received a treat. The success varied from chick to chick but my EE was the only one who did not do so well. I think that is okay because she is a full week younger than the other three. Tomorrow I intend to remove the taped spinach and see if they do as well. I hope to have them pecking the right face card when other cards are introduced by Sunday (except EE who gets an extra week). Has anyone else trained their chicks to do tricks? What tricks have worked well? My chicks are all very friendly and love to be pet and held. I want to teach them tricks because they seem to enjoy the challenge, especially Ravyn, my black sex-link, who seems to really enjoy the game.