Raising any animal requires training, and chickens are no exception. Chicken farmer and animal behavior specialist Giene Keyes has a program for training backyard chickens by rewarding positive behavior through use of a clicker. With this behavior method, chickens can be ordered go to the coop, perch on your arm, come when called, and generally respond and behave as you wish. The book presents an effective training program to get domesticated chickens to follow a variety of commands.
Click with Your Chick: A Complete Chicken Training Course Using the Clicker launched this August from CompanionHouse Books.
"The amazement you'll feel when your chicken "gets it" is awesome," she says. "But the truly wonderful part is that you'll find yourself bonding with your chicken, and your chicken will be bonding with you."
About the Author:
Giene Keyes is a certified professional dog trainer and the owner of Dog Face, an award-winning dog training school in Southern Wisconsin. Giene has spent decades teaching pets good manners. An animal behavior specialist, AKC Canine Good Citizen program evaluator and a 4-H judge, she works with veterinarians, rescue groups and shelters evaluating dogs for adoption, developing aggression management programs, and educating staff. Giene provides behavior consultations for service dog organizations and rescue groups, leads seminars on animal training and team building, and writes for pet magazines about animal training.