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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marcus connor, Jan 27, 2015.
I want my 17 chickens to get off my backporch, HELP ME.
Don't you have a coop? If you don't they need a coop for protection from predators.
Good luck! My hubby wants mine out of his open garage. He collects eggs off the runners of his snowmobile and wash the poop off his hands that was on the tool that was on the bench that he grabbed and excuse us when we try to back the car out of there cuz they're sitting under it or trying to get in it...... I'm sorry, maybe a gate across the steps?
Look at it from a chicken's point of view. What do they like about it? If an area with similar features is created for them, they may choose to relax there instead. If that doesn't work or isn't possible, the porch will have to become unappealing to them. Fencing it off so they can't access it is also an alternative.
Of course I have a coop, a 16x4 coop
I do have all the animal's food up there. But that's it
It really isn't an "of course" - it may seem like an obvious answer, but experience has taught not to take anything for granted or assume that someone might or might not be making use of a coop. With chickens you either have to fence them into where you do want them or fence them out of areas you do not want them. Perhaps some photos of the porch and surrounding area would allow us to make suggestions as to how you might make the porch seem less attractive to the birds - or, more to the point, how to make a more desirable (to you) area look more attractive.
I will get a few pictures of the area but I think it's mostly the food up there
I'm sorry for laughing. I've tried to keep my chickens off of porches and the garage but we can't fence off everything. It is a pain but we have resolved ourselves to brooms and sweeping. They have 5 acres to roam but they go places we don't want just because they can. It's frustrating sometimes but I wouldn't trade them for the world.