I have been letting my three girls free range in my backyard for a while now. They are doing great, they run in there when I open the gate and they go in, and in the evening they return to their coop when I let them out. All three like to hang out on the patio right outside the door to the house which annoys me a bit since it is not exactly the place I like a pile of poop, so I have been trying to get them to go elsewhere (without much success). Normally they just hang out there, peck at whatever is on the concrete and drink the dogs water (they have their own water elsewhere as well). I moved the dogs water, but that didn't seem to make much difference. Today it got worse. One of the chickens is constantly outside the window making a lot of noise (like calling noises). At first I thought she got away from the other two and was looking for them, but after I reunited the gang the same chicken immediately went back to yelling outside the door. When I opened the door it ran inside. I quickly got it back out, but it stayed out there looking for any chance to get in. She pecks the window, runs against the window, and makes loud noises that I haven't really heard her make before. I have a three year old who does not always remember to close the door, and the idea of having chicken poop inside does NOT appeal to me. Is this normal? It is normally not the most sociable of the three girls, although she is OK with me touching her sometimes. All three girls are from this spring but they are not laying yet. The trouble chicken looks like the more mature of the three and seems to be the leader of the little flock. Is there a way I can try to discourage them from staying right on the porch and running into my window? Had it been cats I would try to spray them with water.