Yesterday 4 of my girls decided to check out what I was doing ont he far side of the front yard. normally they're fine to be there but I was using some toxic stuff to strip paint so I didn't want them around. At first they herded ok but then the two orps peeled off to try and get back to where I didn't want them. I picked up a long bamboo stick to herd them with. Not hitting just as a long barrier I could put in their way. One orp was being really difficult so I poked her in the rump. She moved along then stopped and glared back at me. I poked again. She whipped around and gave me a loud tirade of what must have been chicken profanity. She WAS ticked! Finally she stomped off in a huff and I carefully put the stick away where she couldn't see it.