New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Training help please.

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I have my 5 week old chicks, turned outside earlier this week. Thing is, they won't come out in the morning on their own and won't go in at night on their own. Any advice on how to get them to know how to do that?
post #2 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewChickener784 View Post

I have my 5 week old chicks, turned outside earlier this week. Thing is, they won't come out in the morning on their own and won't go in at night on their own. Any advice on how to get them to know how to do that?


keep them in the coop for a few days, and then once they have established "home" then start pushing them out every morning after a few days of each, just make sure that they are consecutive not like every other day doing one then the other, they should have their homing instinct kicked in.

post #3 of 3

Take them out and put them in for a few mornings/nights. They will get the hang of the routine.

 

I was a little late going out tonight to put the girls to bed and my 6 week old chicks were already in their side of the coop waiting for me to bring dinner and close them in. I've had to herd them in each night and help them in.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: