Surprisingly, yes - chicken really do seem to recognise their owners. In fact, research has shown that chickens are capable of recognising up to 100 human faces, so it won’t take them long to learn who their owner is.
Chickens - love at first sight
A way to get your feathery friend to recognise you faster and lose her fear of you is to spend time with them in the early days. Make sure they see you when you are putting out the food each morning. This will help the chickens make the mental link between you and food, meaning they will very quickly take a liking to you.