What did you train your chicks to do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sweetleo3333, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. sweetleo3333

    sweetleo3333 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    I want to train my chickens to do stuff. Has anyone trained there chickens to do anything? Tell us about it and how u trained them to do it. Right now my baby chicks are two weeks old and i'm training them to come to me with a bell when its time to eat and drink. [​IMG]
  2. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hmm, never trained them to do anything special, but I did at first have to teach them how to fly over the little fence, or they'd just stand there, pushing against it, with no clue what to do. :lol:
  3. sweetleo3333

    sweetleo3333 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    Teaching them how to fly over stuff, that could be very cool. I shall work on that. I can't believe how fast the grow! Thank You for taking the time to post. Right now i'm working on training my chicks to follow me around. They are the best. So good at eatting bugs out of the air, Super fast! [​IMG]
  4. monsterkx500

    monsterkx500 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2011
    I just yell CHICKEN! they all come running to me because they know I have some thing to give them. Now they see me come down the road and they run to me.
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  5. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    My ducks and chickens know that when they see "the black bucket" that I've brought them goodies. By using the same bucket every time, I get mauled when i step into the run with it!
    I also trained them to go into their coop at night using a small nightlight. When that light comes on, if they aren't already in there, they line up and go up the ramp.
  6. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
    St. Louis, Missouri
    We've trained ours to come to us when we shake their treat container. It's really funny. [​IMG] Also helpful when we need them in the coop in the middle of the day.
  7. 2Old2Crow

    2Old2Crow Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2012
    Kaleefornia Foothills
    I guess we are unique in our training. We've been very successful at teaching ours how to eat, drink, poop, and sleep. I repeat,,,VERY SUCCESSFUL!!!
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  8. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2012
    Especially the eat and poop parts.
  9. sweetleo3333

    sweetleo3333 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2012
    How did you train them so successfully? Could u tell us some of your tricks? You trained them to poop, that would be cool to train them when to pop. There poops are getting so big as they grow. They smell. I have to clean there area twice a day to keep the smell down. Its to cold to put them outside. Thank You for all the ideas everyone! [​IMG]
  10. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2012
    Gloucester, VA
    Im training my chickens to come to me, sit on my hands, shoulders arms etc. My babies are 3 weeks old now. My goal is to have my favorite little rooster sit and go around with me on my shoulder with a little golden chain. He already sits on my shoulder and stays there as I walk around my house!

    I have OEGB so they are tiny and easy to work with. They love people and so far want to be on me. I started by feeding them uncooked old fashion oats from my hand and calling them to me. "Chick chick chick" Like that, since I brought them home as day old chicks.

    I plan to have all my little chickens doing all kinds of crazy things! Maybe the first ever chicken circus!! [​IMG]

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