I've got a flock of 11 right now, 6 that are just over 6 months old and 5 that are just over 4 months old.
They've been in two small coops up until now, but I've got 20 new chicks coming Thursday that I need the small coops for.
I moved them tonight at dusk to their new coop. It's 6 ft x 12 ft with 7 nesting boxes in it. There are plenty of roosts and they seemed to settle down okay. I'll forgive them sleeping in the next boxes for a few nights until they figure things out.
I plan on leaving them locked in there over night and most the day tomorrow. I'll let them out just before dusk and work with them with a treat or two to get them back in tomorrow night.
Question is, how long to I need to keep helping them in before they realize this is their new safe place?