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Put them in there and hold your hand over the opening until they settle a bit :D

Rinse and repeat, once a couple will go in, the rast will follow. Might take a few times before they 'get it'.

This works good if you've been handling them and they are scared to absolute death of you.

 

Make the room they are in as cooler and cooler each day.

Can you close the door and open a window a bit to cool room without cooling whole house?


Haha, awesome. I'm gonna try this! 

 

Unfortunately, my husband and I recently bought our home and we don't have a screen in the window of the room the chickens are in so I'm unable to leave the window open at night. Our 6 chicks we're talking about also share a room with 5 (turning 5 weeks old) bantams in a separate coop. As I'm trying to cool the room for our other 6, I worry about the little minis getting too chilled... even though I suppose they should be adjusting to the cooler temps too. I just read somewhere that bantams don't handle cold as well as standard size chicks. I would put the standard size chicks in a different room but I don't have many options, it's only a 2 bedroom/1 bath with a little office (chicken room).

We have a small garage but it is just a shell... no electricity or insulation so, the garage may be as bad as putting them in the coop.:idunno

post #12 of 12

Just barely crack the window, 1/2" oughta do it.

Too chilly for many bugs to be a problem isn't it?

Won't hurt the other birds, probably be good for them too.


Edited by aart - 3/9/16 at 11:08am

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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