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NEED HELP G?F has lost it,,,

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OK so my G?F has loved the chickens (6-comets) and they have been free ranging,

BUT

Last week she totally lost it, Ive been off my feet with a diabetic hole in my foot, so i haven't been able to keep the deck and steps cleaned off,,

see where this is leading?

Me and the chickens are in BIG DOODO

 

I know its probably asking a lot,

BUT is there a way to keep chickens AWAY from a deck and steps up to the front door,

 

all summer she though it was soooooo cute when they came up to the door and looked in,,

now its not so cute,,,

 

she wants me to cage them up,,GASP,,,NOOOOOOOO if i can't find a way to keep them off the deck and steps,

and building a fence around the deck is NOT an option,,Grrrrrrrr

 

I need help

serious help

or ill be living in the chicken coop with the birds,,

(the dogs are already eyeing my pillow)

 

cheers

John

post #2 of 8

Cage up the steps and deck.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Motion activated sprinklersprinkler. Works on neighbors, kids, dogs and Jevohas Witnesses. Not that i have anything against dogs.
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Motion activated sprinklersprinkler. Works on neighbors, kids, dogs and Jevohas Witnesses. Not that i have anything against dogs.


LMAO oh god yes,,,,i need one

where PLEASE PLEASE

A LINK OMG YESSSSSSSSS

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Motion activated sprinklersprinkler. Works on neighbors, kids, dogs and Jevohas Witnesses. Not that i have anything against dogs.

:lau:clap:bow:old

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #6 of 8

yup expandable baby gate

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Motion activated sprinklersprinkler. Works on neighbors, kids, dogs and Jevohas Witnesses. Not that i have anything against dogs.

:gig

 

Either fence away from where you don't want them(often difficult, highly inconvenient and usually ineffective)

or keep them penned.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #8 of 8

Depending on the design of your deck, and any snow issues you might have in your area (helpful to put your general location in your profile), you could put up some deer fencing around the perimeter of your deck.  It's black plastic mesh, and fine enough that it's not visually obstructive... so much so that the chickens will bounce off it a few times, and never consider that flying over it is an option.  I surround my garden with it.  Cut a 7' high roll in half with scissors.  3.5' keeps chickens out, and can easily be stepped over.  Take care of that foot, get it healed up well.  I'm a certified member of the Diabetic police squad.  If you don't believe me, just ask my hubby!  Keeping those sugars under control???  I do like the sprinkler idea, sounds highly entertaining.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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