wife objection

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ravishaw, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't mind very much, but the wife would like the hens to quit crapping all over my back porch. She's afraid to walk out the back door for stepping in a 'land mine.'

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Build a barrier to keep them off of the back porch.

    Keep the peace! [​IMG]
     
  3. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delaware, Arkansas
    Put up a gate?
     
  4. EHaus

    EHaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a crappy back patio when I had chickens in Colorado, but I didn't mind because that's where the earwigs were. The chickens ate them, and in exchange, they pooped on the patio. My BF at the time couldn't stand it, either. Sorry, I'm no help! Maybe you could designate a "Hen-free Zone" with fencing?[​IMG]
     
  5. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Keep the pressure washer handy [​IMG] Only other thing would be fencing off around the porch somehow.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    thats where a good garden hose comes in handy!
     
  7. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't go out on the porch barefoot?
    [​IMG]

    Or a decent pair of rubber garden clogs that can get hosed off before coming indoors...
     
  8. LadyWoodsong

    LadyWoodsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have very many chickens, only 12, but when they get up on our deck, I shoo them off. When I'm gone they do they up there occasionally so I come home to chicken poo on the deck.[​IMG] What I do is wait 'til it "dries" and it sweeps right off. (we don't have a hose handy). Just stick a broom out there on the deck and use it only for that.
     
  9. CubRed

    CubRed Out Of The Brooder

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    three letters...

    P-E-N...
     
  10. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:agreed
     

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