roosting on outdoor furniture

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chick4chix, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. chick4chix

    chick4chix Songster

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    Hi- I'm new to posting but have visited this site for over a year enjoying all the info.
    Does anyone have tips on how to keep chickens off the patio furniture when they are allowed to free-range around it? They seem to find it as irresistible to sit on as I do- except with chicken poo on it it is less than inviting.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    If they are going to free range, they are gonna poop on the patio furniture.

    BTW... welcome to [​IMG] from all of us in AZ.
     
  3. joedie

    joedie Songster

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    [​IMG] I don't know but Welcome! You'll be glad you decided to join.[​IMG]
     
  4. Mama&thePeeps

    Mama&thePeeps Songster

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    Welcome from me too. And I'm with the others. I think they'll go where ever they want to.
     
  5. hen-thusiast

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! Good luck trying to keep them off the outdoor furniture [​IMG]
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Move the furniture or the chickens. Either one ought to do it.
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  8. chick4chix

    chick4chix Songster

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    Thanks for all the welcomes! I just figured out how to read the comments to my post- This site Rocks! I was out putting a coat of oil on my outdoor table today only to look over and see two of the girls doing their "scratch dance" on the chair- leaving behind a token of their appreciation too. They are just too darned fun to watch to make them stay off somewhere where I can't see them. But I may change my mind if the maintenance becomes too much.
    After waiting and dreaming for years and years and years- I finally have my very own flock of 8 week old chicks:
    they are Roobe- the GLW (we hope she is not a roo) but she might be- hence the name- the most friendly and follows me like a puppy.
    Halo - an EE - she almost didn't make it- she's our miracle girl.
    Bratty bird- an EE - formally known as Betty Boop until she became a brat - she's hilarious though - her other name is "hit and run" cause that's what she does to all the others.
    Sweetie Pie- a SLW- she is sweet.
    Miss Kitty - an EE with a full muff- she had tiger stripes
    Peanut- an Ee - used to be the smallest and now almost the largest
    So there you have my little flock of feathers from heaven- I will post their photos soon when I figure it all out.
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Chickens will surely like your patio furniture! Thats for sure. I don't know if there really is any way to "teach" them not to go on it. [​IMG] Oh, [​IMG] from S. Florida!
     

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