It's that time of year again, those nasty, ugly and disgusting English Starlings are starting to flock again and are starting to invade my chicken coop for a free meal. They enter through the chicken pop door. About an hour ago I went out to collect eggs and when I opened the people door 16 (you can guess how I know it was at least 16) starlings took flight and landed on the roost and window sills. Obviously I can't keep the pop door closed but I was thinking of tacking up strips of cloth in the door but I am afraid the chickens will think this is a solid barrier as well and won't exit and if he strips blow in the wind it is likely to freak the chickens out as well. Does anyone have any other ideas on how to prevent these varmits from entering my coop and eating my feed and possible spreading disease? In my 40 years I have never seen anything like it, last year I can't tell you how many starlings I trapped inside the coop and destroyed. I was hoping it was an isolated incident but apparently the few that escaped before I could shut the pop door told all their relatives, friends and neighbors about the free food because it appears the problem is going to occur again this year.