Chicken walks on a leash

Since it's a boring rainy Sunday here I thought that I would post something to make you smile and shake your head at how odd I really am! lol Snowflake is a 1 year old Silkie Rooster that has been training to walk on a leash. He's been working on it for several weeks now.


Phase 1 was simply to get him used to the harness. Then we added the leash. Now he's walking with it. We're working on getting him to follow a bit better, but I think he's making great progress! We'd love for him to attend swaps and shows with us....but for now he's still in training. A few more weeks and he'll be a pro. Way to go Snowflake!

chicken leash, harness

Update: After quite a bit of trail and error, we have figured out how to make the leash training much easier! Check it our new improved method here: How to train a chicken to walk on a leash

~L

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9 comments:

  1. How fun! That's something I've never seen before.
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    1. It's been surprisingly easy so far....plus he's a good sport! lol

      ~L

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    1. My son wants to take him into Petco to see what people think of a fuzzy chicken on a leash. LOL

      ~L

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  3. Hahaha! A chicken on a leash - Now I can say "I've seen it all". Great marketing tool for your swaps and shows! Have a great week. Vickie

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    1. That's kind of how it started. I always take a silkie rooster to neighborhood events and when we're sitting down he has piece of clothesline on his ankle so he doesn't wander away and get lost. I saw a harness in Petco and the whole idea took shape!

      ~L

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  4. Oh, no! I love chickens--now I want one that walks on a leash!
    Minor problem, though. I live in an apartment :(

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    1. That might be ok if you're walking it like a dog! LOL

      ~L

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  5. That is too cute, Lisa! Good luck with the training.

    Thanks for linking this up to The Creative HomeAcre blog hop. : )

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