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chicken repellent plant?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickendumplin, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. chickendumplin

    chickendumplin New Egg

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    Howdy--------My chickens love me, they watch me in the house, listen for my voice and all day they poop outside by patio door. They have a half acre but spend the day by the patio door pooping, listening and watching ME. I heard that there is a plant that repells them, a plant that they hate the smell of....any ideas cuz Im knee deep in poop--Thanks
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I think the only thing you can do is put up a fence that is tall enough they can not fly over. After awhile, they will find a new place to hang out. Good luck!

    Welcome
     
  3. Hilatious

    Hilatious Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this same problem! I was hoping to find a smell they don't like. Let me know if you have found a solution..
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens don't like rosemary and sage, but I run them off the porch anyway. They learn to stay off the porch.

    Chris
     
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  5. EggieRowe

    EggieRowe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Suddenly glad my chickens seem to dislike me - I never thought of the consequences if they became really comfortable around me. My BF (and I) would have a fit if our patio was littered with chicken poop!
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  6. Hilatious

    Hilatious Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha ha yes it is quite the nuisance! I tried putting a goose decoy on my back steps but to no avail now they hang out with the goose and poo. What I'm trying now is putting some food on the back steps hoping they wont poo where they eat, its working to an extent but not well enough to call it a solution. I think I'm gonna try some of my Halloween decorations >=]
     

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