BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying › Keeping chickens off the porch?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Keeping chickens off the porch?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I know I may be out of luck, but I am hoping someone has a good idea on how to keep the chickens from coming up on the front porch when they are out of the run.

They just started doing it as it has gotten colder here in Maine (not as much good stuff to forage for).  I'm already sick of the poop on the porch (yuck).  Any ideas on how to deter them? 

Thanks!

post #2 of 8

First of all, WELCOME to BYC!  frow

It's a good question; not sure I have an answer for you, short of maybe tacking up some chicken wire or something that would be equally unattractive.  Hopefully, someone else will be along shortly that will have a good answer for you!

~Courage is fear that has said its prayers.~

 

SPECIALIZING IN:  Jersey Giants.  Black Copper Marans. Blue Marans. Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks.  

Click to view my website.

Just for fun:  First & second generation "olive eggers," and a few ducks - Welsh Harlequin, Black Swedish, Black Runner.

Reply

~Courage is fear that has said its prayers.~

 

SPECIALIZING IN:  Jersey Giants.  Black Copper Marans. Blue Marans. Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks.  

Click to view my website.

Just for fun:  First & second generation "olive eggers," and a few ducks - Welsh Harlequin, Black Swedish, Black Runner.

Reply
post #3 of 8

I hung bird netting from the porch roof and put up a baby/doggie gate.

6 Black Australorps, one house cat, citrus trees, raised bed square foot garden.  Recently added 6 straight run sex link chicks and 14 EE.
Reply
6 Black Australorps, one house cat, citrus trees, raised bed square foot garden.  Recently added 6 straight run sex link chicks and 14 EE.
Reply
post #4 of 8

I had the same prob but with them coming into the front yard. We really hate the poop collecting in the front yard and they were starting to go closer to the road. What I did was let them get all comfy in the front yard and then I would throw open my door and chase them all into the back yard while yelling at them. I did this for weeks, every time I saw them out front and they have deffinently gotten the message. Now all I have to do when there are a few trying to sneak up is open the door and yell at them but they dont try often. Im glad I dont have neighbors though, they would think I was insane, tearing out of the house screaming at the chickens! Maybe you could do somthing similar?

Buff Orpingtons, Wheaten Ameraucanas. Bantam Lav. Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Bantam Cochins. LF Cochins
Muscovys, Brown Chinese Geese,Toulouse, Pekins, Khaki Campbells and rabbits...

Whats not to love about pets you can eat?
Reply
Buff Orpingtons, Wheaten Ameraucanas. Bantam Lav. Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Bantam Cochins. LF Cochins
Muscovys, Brown Chinese Geese,Toulouse, Pekins, Khaki Campbells and rabbits...

Whats not to love about pets you can eat?
Reply
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by bufforp89 

I had the same prob but with them coming into the front yard. We really hate the poop collecting in the front yard and they were starting to go closer to the road. What I did was let them get all comfy in the front yard and then I would throw open my door and chase them all into the back yard while yelling at them. I did this for weeks, every time I saw them out front and they have deffinently gotten the message. Now all I have to do when there are a few trying to sneak up is open the door and yell at them but they dont try often. Im glad I dont have neighbors though, they would think I was insane, tearing out of the house screaming at the chickens! Maybe you could do somthing similar?


gig  yuckyuck  LOL.  Way to be resourceful!

6 Black Australorps, one house cat, citrus trees, raised bed square foot garden.  Recently added 6 straight run sex link chicks and 14 EE.
Reply
6 Black Australorps, one house cat, citrus trees, raised bed square foot garden.  Recently added 6 straight run sex link chicks and 14 EE.
Reply
post #6 of 8

Just yesterday I read this post about the scarecrow sprinkler.  It was news to me - but might be an option worth considering.  cool

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3177613

post #7 of 8

Our issue is keeping our goats off our back porch (and off the top of our hot tub) when they are out free-ranging.  We use one of those dog exercise pens.  They are metal panels that are hinged together so you can expand them out to enclose an area, then fold them back up when not in use.

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply

Colleen
EE, Silkies, Showgirls, Bantam Cochin, WCB Polish, D'Anver, Porcelain D'Uccle, Bantam Salmon Faverolle, some interesting mixes, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Persians, Ducks.

Reply
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!  Well- I decided to try throwing water at them everytime they came up on the porch.  It has been quite successful!  The porch is a little wetter, but less full of poop!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying › Keeping chickens off the porch?