Keeping Chickens off the Patio

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MarchandPeeps, May 11, 2011.

  1. MarchandPeeps

    MarchandPeeps In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2010
    Lake Forest, CA
    I have 2 lovely 8-month-old chickens who free-range in our back yard and sleep in a coop my husband built for them at the side of our house (we have a Southern-California backyard, which means NOT VERY BIG!)

    I want them to have free reign of the backyard, but would love for them to stay off our patio. They poop all over it. I am looking for a humane way to keep them off (tried scolding them, and water guns, but neither deter them for more than a few minutes). Is there such a thing as "invisible fencing" like you have for dogs (but extremely low-strength!) or any other way to keep them off? I would like us to share our backyard, instead of them taking it over.

  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    I'd be interested in any suggestions as well! It seems my 8 chickens' favorite spot is our patio! They have a HUGE yard to roam around - but come in to "rest" on the patio. POOP EVERYWHERE! They'll even gather at the double glass doors and stare in at me! It's hilarious!

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