So we are crazy and we got about 60 chicks this spring. Among them are some ISA Browns (the majority), Brown Sex-linked, Black sex-linked, and Australorps. We also have two assorted bantams. They have a coop that is about 15' x 13' and they are free-range 24/7. They go in their coop at night on their own (or close to it). There is a wooded area for them to explore, lots of open grassy areas that are mowed, lots of grassy areas that are not mowed. We are on 6 acres. We feed them layer pellets (they are about 16 weeks now) and they also get fresh "table scraps" that we put out by the coop. Why is it that they come and hang out on our deck, our wooden porch, and our driveway. When they are there they poop all over everything. It is really bad, as I'm sure you can imagine. If we come out to shoo them off, they all run over to us because they associate us with food. Options? We want to keep them free range, but don't know what to do. My husband is about ready to give them away.