We run our 17 guineas with our 15 hens and 2 roosters. Every morning the guineas have gotten used to me throwing the chickens scratch so they begin squawking at my door on my porch around 7am. This drives me NUTS! SO I have a few questions.. 1. Any ideas on keeping poultry away from the house especially off the porch? 2. Is there just less to eat in the winter is that why they practically beg for food all day? 3. Should I be feeding them something else besides scratch, and could that possibly be why they don't seem satisfied. 4. Or maybe it's because they've just gotten used to me feeding them so now they don't want to hunt!! Thanks for any input, as honestly these guys are driving me nuts right now!! I am looking forward to using them for pest control in the summer since I have a big garden and a pomegranate orchard.