With anti-inflammatories in her system, she is feeling much better today. I enlisted her help to sit on the veranda and paint the picnic table/benches. They look great now!
At first, I tried talking soothingly to them, like you might with a fussy baby.
Then I "dog whispered" them. You know that short, sharp "Ch!" that Cesar Millan uses to get the attention of the dogs he is training? It works sometimes with my dogs, and I even use it on the girls on occasion.
Didn't work on the hens.
I yelled at them to "Shut yer corn holes!"
All that did was upset the peeps and bunny.
I chased them outside.
That worked for awhile, but they came back in twice as agitated.
I finally decided that the only viable option was for me to just paint as fast as humanly possible, and get the heck outa there!
So, it's not a great job, but the door is painted on the outside. I need to clean and sand the inside of the door and varnish it at some point.