Return of the House Guests. About 3 weeks ago our chickens started wandering in to the house. With spring upon us the back door was going be open most days so I had to find a way to keep the girls out while letting the air in.
My first hope was I could train them (okay, it wasn’t much of a hope, but I did try). I clapped and poked and shouted and tried to make them understand what a terrifying place the house was to absolutely no avail. It was kind of funny how un-terrified they were of me.
Plan B was a barricade. Just a simple clothes drying rack – the kind you hang on the back of a door – placed in front of the opening. This worked a treat… for a while.
Then came Rosie the Brave. It is hard to scare that girl.
All 3 made it to the top of the stair case and took up their group chortling. It’s a pleasant sound.
Then Rosie thought maybe she could squeeze through that flimsy old rack.
Presto, Rosie’s in.
2 seconds later, Frank sprung up and chased her out. She has no idea what his problem was.
I think we have to put the rail up close enough to the edge of the top step so that they can’t stand firmly then step through. I think that will work.