Wow they actually have a brain! How your Chickens intelligence blew you away

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickadeeRanch, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. ChickadeeRanch

    ChickadeeRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just share your stories about how the impressed you with their intel!
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I have a young Sussex hen named Geobett. She needs to wear pinless peepers due to a budding feather picking tendency and she doesn't see well enough to compete for treats when I distribute them to the flock. So I feed Geobett her treats outside the run so she doesn't have to miss out because she's so much slower than her mates.

    The amazing thing is when I open the door to the run and call Geobett, she always comes right out, even if she's at the far rear of the flock at the time. She manages to navigate through the chickens crowding at the door waiting for their treats, and squeezes out the door where I have her treats waiting for her to consume without having them snatched before she can even locate them.

    She almost died at age of two weeks when the rooster scalped her, taking off the entire back of her head down to the scull. She made an amazing recovery to end up being one of my smartest chickens.
     
  3. ChickadeeRanch

    ChickadeeRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That is fantastic!
     

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