DesertChic I thought you would get a good laugh at the Biels waiting at the gate. Please, Mom, let us sleep on the porch. They still wait every night. Finally, when it is just too dark to wait any longer they go to their coop. I have 40 birds out in the yard. The seven Biels are always together, they stay together wherever they go. They still eat like there is no tomorrow! Now at 4 months.
I have a hen (Gretel) and a rooster (Bosch) who stand on the patio outside of my bedroom and stare at my chair out there until I come out to let them sit on my lap to be pet. And the rooster "serenades" me while I shower, standing outside and crowing as soon as the bathroom light and the shower come on.