The problem with letting chickens in the house...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mrsbos, May 9, 2011.

  1. mrsbos

    mrsbos Chirping

    Aug 11, 2010
    Greenacres, WA
    Then they ALWAYS want to come in....even on one of the first beautiful mild spring days! How can I get anything done when they're all just standing there, watching me from outside and pecking at the door to come in?


  2. peepacheep

    peepacheep Songster

    Could they be pecking at the door for you to come out.... with treats! [​IMG]
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    That is just too funny [​IMG]

  5. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Hilarious, Mine always try to follow me in and I have Never let them in the house. It is bad enough that they poop all over the deck.
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster 8 Years

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Such a sweet pic. My girls do this to me too!!
  7. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Songster

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California

  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That's an adorable photo!

    I don't "let" my chickens in the house, but every now and again, one or two manage to find the kitchen/back door screen open because one of my dogs has nosed it open to come in or go out, and it didn't shut all the way behind 'em.

    Molly, my BA is the most frequent visitor. The last time, she wandered into the guest bedroom while I was outside and I didn't know she was in the house. I was sitting at my computer when she saunters out of the guest room, comes to a stop parallel to my chair, and said, "Bok."

    Just one syllable. "Bok."

    I looked at her, startled, and blurted, "How long have you been in here?" Then I glared at the dogs on the sofa, who were both sitting up, watching. Normally, Dooley barks at chickens in the house. Not this time. I guess HIS issue is chickens eating out of his bowl.

    Molly said, calmly, "Bok bok" and took a couple more steps before I picked her up. She was quite calm, no struggling, just a few rapid Boks of mild complaint, as I took her outside.
  9. AnaD

    AnaD Songster

    Jan 27, 2011
    N. Ca
    Mine too...this is back in March when it rained all the time. I'm so over having a poopy patio, but the chickens and the ducks like to hang out next to the door and knock before bed time...and it isn't even raining anymore! *SIGH*

  10. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Crowing

    Oct 6, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    That's funny!

    My girls live in a HUGE secure run. I've thought about letting them free range but I have a few plants that are toxic to chickens and I don't trust them not to eat them. And hawks are a big problem where I live. But I have no doubt if I did let them out, that they would all be lined up by my back door just like yours. [​IMG]

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