Poultry in motion

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  1. snowbunny

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    I keep hearing about "chicken camps" in the podcasts I listen to and it's something I'd love to have a go at! It's a concept that the great Bob Bailey was involved in at the start, and now Terry Ryan has taken over the reins. Basically, improve your training skills by training chickens!

    @Beanwood puhlease organise a chicken clicker training camp! :D

    There's a free preview video on Tawzer Dog: https://www.tawzerdog.com/programs/poultry-in-motion

    Chirag Patel and Bob Bailey ran one together in Gloucestershire last year, I so wish I'd known, although the timing wouldn't have been good for me anyway.

    Chicken training at Kate's, anyone?

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    Oh yes, me, me!!!!! Pllleeeeeeasssse...
     
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    You can train chickens to do tricky things, they're much cleverer than people think. I've seen some amazing videos of what people can achieve. I think cat training is where the challenge really lies :D
     
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    Oh, I saw an amazing cat video a few weeks ago, I'll try to dig it out....

    The good thing with chickens is people don't look at their faces and anthropomorphise. It's easy for us to assume that dogs are being stupid or stubborn or cats are just plotting to kill us, but we don't tend to have the same emotional baggage when it comes to chickens, so when the chicken isn't doing what we want, we can (apparently) understand a lot more clearly that we're not being clear enough. Also, dogs will work stuff out even if our timing sucks. Cats probably would, too, as they do socialise with us more (when they deign to grace us with their presence ;) ) so will be more in tune with human body language than chickens.
     
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    Oh!!!!!!! The pigs!!!!!! I love it. Brilliant!
     
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    Oh wow, there must be a lot of sorcery involved in that - ALL THOSE CATS!

    Very interesting what you say about anthropomorphising, Fiona, I hadn't thought of that but it makes sense.

    I found this cute video. My Dora the Explorer Spanish didn't help much, but I got the idea. The last trick was great!:

     

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