Hey there Phoebe. Yes, I’ve taken Susan Friedman’s LLP in addition to two of her online TELE courses, one workshop, and watched her at AAV last year. Her information is very captivating and even better yet, it works. I travel a bit throughout the year attending different workshops and seminars.
Wow, how cool you asked about hens keeping close relationships with human caregivers. I have a 7 year old eclectus hen. She was rehomed to me about two years ago and from what we know, just laid her first egg a month or so ago. She has laid two more since. The first two broke. I then provided her with a nest and that is where she spent two weeks of 23 hours of the day….on that egg. Unfortunately there was a mishap, probably my fault I’m not really sure, but too coincidental and she ended up eating the egg. I still provide her the nest and she sits in there a lot but no where near what she was earlier this year. She’s up and about her cage half of the time also. As far as our relationship? That is questionable and has taken a turn down hill since she became so broody around the beginning of September. She is now coming out of it and we are interacting more, but no where near what we did the first year and a half she was here. Maybe that is due to me needing to learn more of what I need to provide to her during these times, and I am trying so hard and paying close attention. She’s been a good teacher and she has opened my eyes to owning a hen. I like your description of the box you have provided. It sounds more suitable than the box at the bottom of the cage I am providing her now. If you have any more suggestions, I’m all ears.