Why you should train a chicken

Trainers do not have bad (or good!) chicken training habits because it’s not likely they’ve ever trained a chicken before. There is no library full of chicken training books to influence them.  Therefore, our chicken camp students don’t bring the baggage of conflicting advice often taken to dog training workshops. No prior experience is needed for our chicken camps.

Training a chicken is a stretch and a boost to mechanical skills. The average chicken is faster than the average dog, providing the opportunity to improve coordination and timing. Unlike dogs, you will know immediately if you are taking advantage of a chicken or pushing too hard, too fast.  Chickens don’t give their trainers second chances as often as our dogs do. Chickens will freeze or fly away if they don’t like the way they are being trained.

The skills that you learn in this camp can be applied in a wide variety of contexts, including:

  • Professional animal training
  • Training your own pet
  • Veterinary hospitals
  • Schools and other educational situations
  • Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
  • Corporate team building