I'll try and keep this short. Basically, the chickens have taken a liking to hanging around the deck and the bird feeder, which are about twenty feet from each other. The bird feeder hangs from a post so the chickens can't get to it directly, but they will hang around until the birds fling out enough bird seed onto the ground for them to eat. The bird feeder is emptying out much faster than usual as a result. (Lots of birds frequent the feeder but the chickens are eating most of it.) With the deck there is a lower portion that the chickens like to hang around and poop on, and it's right beside the window of the room I sleep in. I haven't had a proper sleep in a long time due to the roosters crowing by the window. So... what to do? The property is eight acres with lots of trees and grass, yet they have obsessed themselves to the point where their foraging area is usually only fifty square feet.