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Training my city chickens

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

  1. LndSchneid

    LndSchneid In the Brooder

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    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 Songster

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    I link this is the start of something, I'll try it! [​IMG]
     
  3. anngili

    anngili Songster

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

    wildorchid053 Songster

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    she was giving them worms.. i think probably the kind from the pet store.
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

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    Wow
     
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

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    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'

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    DF said: "I'll do anything you want, just gimme the treats."
     

  8. Capone

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    nice i ejoyed that. they are very smart
     
  9. suburbanminifarm

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    You are amazing! (and a little nuts) I loved this~ thanks for posting it!
     
  10. LndSchneid

    LndSchneid In the Brooder

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    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.
     

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