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Posted 2/20/2010 11:28:14 AM
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How do you go about keeping chickens off the front porch. I have free ranging chickens that are now making a big mess of the front porch. Any ideas on how to keep them off the front porch?
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Posted 2/20/2010 4:54:14 PM
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Screen the porch.

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Posted 2/20/2010 5:51:00 PM
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its always been a dream of mine to have chickens running around in my yard my grandma says i wont like it cause ill track chicken poo in the house even if you screened it in you still would i guess thats the price you pay to have free range chickens     its  still my dream
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Posted 2/20/2010 6:37:07 PM
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I am starting to think that free range Fried Chicken, might be a better idea.
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Tear off the porch.

Burn down the porch.

Kill the chix.

I think these are your only options. I swear there are 2 RULES that all chicks learn at their mothers' bony knees . . .

1. Chickens do not go where humans say.

2. Chickens go where chickens please.

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Our dog and cat have their house on our porch and they keep the chickens off for me.

I have a friend that put a motion senor on her porch and the talk show radio comes on and you can see the chickens run off. The key is to not let it play to long or they get use to the noise and no body is around.

So how close is your porch to the coop? Can you move the coop?

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Try giving your chickens a reason to spend time elsewhere. Put shade and water far from the porch. Plant a poultry pasture filled with plants they like to eat well away from the porch. Electric fence in another option that is not overly intrusive than is also portable and could help keep your chickens contained. 
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Keep a dog on the porch.  We used to have a border collie mix that would chase the chickens out of the yard.  I had to give him the go ahead, and tell him to stop, but he sure chased those hens out of the yard.  The only other suggestion I have is a chicken yard.

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Posted 2/27/2010 9:32:17 AM
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Sorry, it has been a while since I have been back on here. I have a cat on the porch and it watches the chickens eat its food. The dog is in a area that has invisible fencing in the back yard. The chickens take their chances going through his area. He hasn't eaten any yet. I like the idea of the motion sensor, and radio.

What kind of plants do you plant for your chickens?

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