Poop on the porch

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicky baby, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. chicky baby

    chicky baby Out Of The Brooder

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    I free range my chickens. They are my most entertaining yard ornaments. I have one huge problem. I can't keep them off my porch! I'm hosing it off constantly! Any ideas how to keep them away? Will one of those owl pest control things work? [​IMG]
     
  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put up a railing with lattice or hardware cloth and a gate.
     
  3. chicky baby

    chicky baby Out Of The Brooder

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    I fenced off my porch with chicken wire, two rows high thinking they would stay off. They flew up and over. I felt like I was in prison, all that was missing was razor wire on top. I still had poop! Lol.
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may just have to cage yourself in. That's probably what they want anyway. LOL [​IMG]
     
  5. BlueEggsDaily

    BlueEggsDaily Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same problem! So I was ready to "train" them. I kept with the same "yell" and noises to shew them off but kept a hose or spray bottle nearby.. When they ventured on the porch I would spray and yell.. Took a good couple days.. Now when they do try to sneak on (which is rare) I make the same yell (sheew) without water and they immediately get off.
     
  6. chicky baby

    chicky baby Out Of The Brooder

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    I shew them, even spray water, but I don't catch them every time so it's hit and miss. They have learned dont go on the porch when mon is out there. Little stinkers! There must be a better way to out smart a chicken!
     
  7. chicky baby

    chicky baby Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your ideas. It's good to know I'm not alone in this poopy situation.
     
  8. lesgo54

    lesgo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are just starting to venture onto our deck. My wife took the broom to them today. She didn't hit them,fyi
     

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