I thought it would be fun to conduct a chicken-related experiment today and let the birds sample some chicken snacks. I did a little research and came upon a fun little list of treats that birds are supposed to love, so I whipped out some bowls and went outside to make chicken vlog history.
Never you mind that my neighbor probably thinks I'm already 10 shades of crazy for having chickens in the first place... now I'm standing in the backyard alone, talking to myself about experimenting on them. I wonder why he never wants to hang out. Hmm.
Either way, it was an epic fail and I couldn't get the chickens to do anything that I wanted them to do. We apparently bought the birds that were bred without the trained monkey genes. Rookie mistake.
I spent an hour trying to entice the birds over to the treat bowls by repeating various forms of this futile exercise:
What I've learned today:
- I just wasted a couple hours
- Chickens don't respond to commands like "come" and "stay!"
- Chickens are kind of bratty and need to learn how to be better team players
- They're still purposefully avoiding the treat bowls now out of spite. I know it's spite.
- Chickens don't deserve treats when they're naughty.