So I let my chickens out to free-range several times a day. I have a beautiful large backyard filled with grassy areas, veggie garden....deciduous and evergreen trees, bark beds full of flowers, gravelly areas for dust bathing...you name it--I've got it. And where do I find my 2 month old birds hanging out--even when I'm outside with them standing in the middle of the lawn---ON MY PORCH LOOKING INTO MY KITCHEN! This would be all fine with me, except I was kind of wanting them to direct their poop elsewhere in the yard It's not that they're on the porch ALL the time, but they definitely make a visit each time they're let out. I'm getting tired of having to hose down the porch every day just so my family can safely step outside without having to dodge piles of chick poo. Not too attractive either when I have neighbors and their kids over for playdates with my kids. I was joking with friends that I would have to fence off my porch area to create a chick poo "free" zone!