woman clicker-trains chickens

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  1. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty cute. am thinking about clicker training my birds for a no-fail 'come' but now i wanna train them to do tricks to, hahha!
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    That's my friend Linda! She just lives about 20 mins away from me. She's a member of BYC and has really done some amazing work.
     
  3. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cool! maybe she'd be willing to give me some pointers, lol. the darn pet store i went to today didn't have clickers [​IMG] will have to find one.
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Awesome! [​IMG]
     
  5. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was really intersting! I have done some clicker training on my dogs. I'm going to start working on my chickens!!
     
  6. moorechicks

    moorechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like more info on how to start. I would love to do this with some of my babies!
     
  7. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my first thing to do on my next day off is get my hands on a clicker! will share my (if any, lol) progress!
     
  8. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't find a clicker, just use a snapple cap, they can click pretty loud if you get it just right, I think that would work too.
    BTW...that was an awesome video! Can't wait to get my chicks!!![​IMG]
     
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  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You don't actually need a clicker to train chickens if you don't have one. Just movements or words they can learn to respond to. Takes a hundred or so repetitions and they'll get it pretty well. They are creatures of habit. Had a 8 week old silkie recognizing colors and shapes to get treats. Just offer treat as soon as it hits the right shape, and only offer for the right behavior.
     
  10. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    snapple cap! and i could enjoy the spoils. good idea [​IMG] meal worms and spaghetti noodles are my chooks' favorite things. i'm pretty sure they'd do ANYTHING for either one. just as long as my brown leghorn doesn't hop up and steal all the treats. she knows what's up.
     

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