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How do you get babies to sleep "inside"

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We put out five six week old chicks into a locked coop but they slept in the wet grass instead of the home. We put them all in and they just run back out. There is no door inside. Thanks
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Carry them into the coop after dark. They can't see in the dark to run back out. After they get used to sleeping in the coop, it will become a habit. If you still can't get them to to in on their own, try offering treats in the coop at sunset to encourage them.
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