BUT about three months ago, they discovered our garage... or more specifically, the washer/dryer combo in the garage. They spend an inordinate amount of time in there and no amount of "shoo"ing can convince them to stay away.
We have two kitties that spend most of their time in the garage so at first I thought all the interest was just over them trying to poach cat food. But after watching them and the cat food supply, it turns out that they're just standing in front of the dryer, admiring themselves and quietly chattering to each other... for two hours!
They're driving my husband absolutely nuts with all the "proof" of their time spent in there, not to mention the fact that the cats aren't pleased either since the Brahma is twice the size of either of them.
If i block the open kitty door (how they get into the garage), they stand outside it and scream bloody murder until it's unblocked. It's so bizarre!
I'm considering getting them a mirror for out in the yard but don't want to upset either of them with a clear reflection that might make them think it's another actual chicken.
So what is up with my hens?! Ideas for how to afford them this entertainment without denying my husband the ability to walk in his own garage barefoot?