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post #11 of 14

You might be able to 'herd' them back thru the little doors.......

........or start training with the 'rattling treat can' in their area before releasing into big coop.

 

You could also rig a temporary fence near the door in the big coop, so they can't go far during the first 'door training'. 

Matter of fact...hmmm... rigging another barrier area would be a way to train to the doors without supervision.

 

I've found having a 25' roll of 1x2x48" welded wire fencing around to rig temp pens to be invaluable. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 14
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Good thought ... I'll build a small fence to teach them to use the little doors and as the walls of their small section are plywood this fence would give them an opportunity to get closer to the older birds ... I'll do it all in small steps ... 1st just teaching them to use the little doors with the big birds outside ... then later with the big pullets inside.

post #13 of 14

Yep might work good, you have lots of room to work with....which really helps in 'finessing' chickens to do what we want them to do.

 

Do let us know what you contrive....with pics of course. ;-)

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'll do it. As a matter of fact these will be the 1st pictures that have been taken of my coop/run. I'm excited to post them. There are some really nice coops on this forum ... I just thought mine was expensive until seeing some of the others...lol. But I've got running water inside the coop, a high roosting area made from cedar posts and 4 nesting boxes. The nesting boxes were made to enable me to easily clean them but there just hasn't been a need ... they remain clean. I'll also show my garden area ... last spring I was able to feed the youngsters lots of fresh corn, cucumbers and tomatoes.

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