Chickens wanting to come inside

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenKeep01, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i'm a new member and my flock is quite new to the house.
    they have been coming up to the door every day when i let them out and i don't know why i have never fed them anything there (except they sometimes eat the dogs left over food) and they just stand at the door as if they are waiting to be let inside or they sit on top of the wood holder. is this normal and what can i do about it?
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...

    Food-giver went in here. I will wait for Food-giver to return. Maybe they will give me some food.

    :D
     
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  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    spray them with a squirt gun or hose every time you catch them there. They may look cute, but they will cause an awful mess.

    Mrs K
     
  4. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  5. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean like this? Mine learned VERY quickly what Jensownzoo said...there's food on the other side of that door...specifically a large bag of mealworms, a can of raisins, and a container of millet. They're not stupid... :)
     
  6. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, Mom went in that door and soon we will have our treats.
    It's ok, we will wait. We will also tap the glass with our beaks and stare pitifully.

    This is typical every evening at 6:00 here. They see us through the slider door sitting down to supper.
    If they poop on the back porch, I just hose it off. No biggie.

    When I retire, I am going to write a novel.
    The title is Chickens on the Back Porch.
     

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