how do I keep my chickens off my porch

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by poopachino, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. poopachino

    poopachino New Egg

    Sep 8, 2009
    I have these 4 chickens and at night a couple of them like to come up on the proch and peck at the screen door. They make a mess of the porch and I'd really like to keep them off of it. They also come up on the deck at other times as well. Any thoughts?
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Fencing. I am working on fencing my porch because my goofy ducks do the same thing [​IMG]
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Move out to the coop.

    Mine are on the porch and under the porch. If they can look into the window they will and do.

    They only "hang" at the coop when I am there or if they are laying.
  4. Billy7871

    Billy7871 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    any thoughts you say???? Invite them in or fence it off.
  5. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    My scovy ducks won't stay off mine and trust me chickens don't make a mess compared to those ducks!!! Also if I don't open the front door by a certain time of morning the duck come and peck at the siding by my bedroom window so I can't sleep.. Just be glad its 4 chickens on the porch [​IMG]
  6. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
    Milford Ct
    Move to a house without a porch! My gals love to come up and even come inside if the screen is open. They are so nosey!
  7. substandardtim

    substandardtim Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2009
    fence in the porch and use a water pistel and spray when you catch them there (as long as its not cold out) they will learn to stay off the porch.
  8. poopachino

    poopachino New Egg

    Sep 8, 2009
    Too funny. I guess I will wait and see if this "phase" passes - and get really good at spraying my proch down every few days!

    Thanks for the help!!
  9. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Everett, Washington
    We started out by using a squirt bottle to spritz them with every time they came up on the deck, and it got to the point where all we had to do is pick up the bottle and they'd jump down.

    Training became pointless though since I decided it was nice, especially when it was raining, to hang out with my peeps on the deck. Sure I clean the deck every day, but its not too bad with just the 4 girls.
  10. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Hubby was standing over my shoulder when I saw this post - he said "you don't" (keep chickens off your porch [​IMG] )

    the chickens aren't nearly as bad as the geese, however [​IMG] Although the geese poo is easier to hose off than the chicken poo, so I guess maybe the geese are better on the porch. [​IMG]

    I just warn everyone who comes over to watch their step (most of them already know [​IMG] )

    I have one hen who is so spoiled that she will climb over the dogs to get to the door to beg for treats. She won't leave until she gets something. I gave her a piece of lettuce one day - she made it all the way to the steps before spitting it out and coming back with that look on her face like "where is my GOOD treat?"


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