We have four lovely hens who are about 7 months old. They were raised from chicks in a brooder in the back room of our house. Since then, they have all been outside for many months in their coop. We only provide food, treats and water in the coop area. When they are foraging they range all around our fenced yard, but when they are hanging out, they always come up on our deck and stand by the back door. Sometimes they peck the door. They do this several times a day. At first I would check their food and water when they did this, but it doesn't seem to correlate. Anyone else have chickens who do this? Do they want to be with me? Are they remembering the warm brooder that used to be behind the door? It is annoying to us because they poop all over our deck, and there seem to be many more appealing places in the yard that are just as sheltered from wind. I realize that we could fence them in, but we really enjoy watching them scratch and graze in the yard, so for now we're willing to clean chicken poop from the deck every day. Just wondering why. Thanks.