Moving chicks outside...to coop? Coop and run?
No need to imprison them. Put them into coop for the night. Next morning, just open the door to run and that is all. Not sure where you keep water and feed. They will exit and explore. In the eve, some will already go into coop by themselves. Those that are outside , just place them into coop and close door. Do same next day. In no time chickens will have routine down pact. Let us know how it goes .
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Hi all, happy Halloween! I have a question. My babies are old enough to move out of my garage and into their permanent digs. I've read that you should put them in the coop for a few days so they know where home is. Does that mean I should shut them in the coop and block access to the run? Or should they have access to both? The coop is 4ft X 4ft and the run is 4x12. They are about 6 weeks old.
Will they be the only birds out there? If so, let them have at it, giving them access to the coop and run -- if not, there is the issue of integrating them into the group of older birds that is already there.