We don't wear shoes in our house. I want to be able to walk bare foot in my house and still have clean feet at the end of the day. Not to mention, you can track in all kinds of stuff from the world into your house on the bottoms of your shoes.
So naturally, we don't let our hens inside the house. For anyone who has hens, you know they have no boundaries and will step in poop and just not care. Not to mention, they will poop in your house too.
But I also like fresh air in the house so I like to have the slider open when I'm home. Which means we either need to keep the screen door closed or only crack open the slider 4 inches. No more. Any more, and we'd have chickens in the house.
Marigold is my problem hen and desperately tried to come in and see what's cooking. You can see here that she's nearly able to squeeze through. But not quite.
I'm sorry sweetie, but you need to stay outside with your sisters.