1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Training my city chickens

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by LndSchneid, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. LndSchneid

    LndSchneid Out Of The Brooder

    24
    1
    24
    Feb 24, 2009
    El Cerrito
    I decided to see if I could train my city chickens because I wanted to keep my rooster, Sage. I have manged to train them and to keep him. I'm still adding new tricks and skills.

    Here's a link to a video about my trained chickens for those who would enjoy it.




    Linda
     
  2. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,231
    36
    213
    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    I link this is the start of something, I'll try it! [​IMG]
     
  3. anngili

    anngili Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like fun! What kind of food/treat are you giving the chickens as their reward?
     
  4. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    she was giving them worms.. i think probably the kind from the pet store.
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Wow
     
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,947
    13
    201
    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Amazing.
    My daughter had a chicken trained to actually jump through a hula hoop and up on her shoulder. she didn the reinforcement with the treat can too. She was a real hoot at the local talent show. [​IMG] I'll have to show her this. Maybe we can do the bells this year. Thanks.
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    6,583
    14
    261
    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    DF said: "I'll do anything you want, just gimme the treats."
     
  8. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

    355
    0
    119
    Jul 27, 2009
    Rhode Island
    nice i ejoyed that. they are very smart
     
  9. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    537
    7
    131
    Jul 29, 2009
    N.San Diego County
    You are amazing! (and a little nuts) I loved this~ thanks for posting it!
     
  10. LndSchneid

    LndSchneid Out Of The Brooder

    24
    1
    24
    Feb 24, 2009
    El Cerrito
    Thanks for those who gave positive feedback. I gave them mealworms. It's an interesting phenomenon; they actually get responsive and, as animals trainers have written, you can noticeably see their enthusiasm and heightened attentiveness overall after training them, not just when they're doing the tricks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by