First time chicken mom. I am worried about my 6 week old chicks not going in their coop...only been in the new run for 3 days - and last 3 nights I have had to put them in coop. Waited last night until well after dark hoping they would find their way only to find them all piled up along the run wall trying to keep warm.
Today is has been raining all day. Now almost completely dark, raining harder and about 50 degrees outside. They will not come out from under the coop...it is raised off the ground and fenced on 3 sides. They first ran to me but as soon as raindrops fell on them they ran back under. I do not want to crawl in mud and poop to try and get them out from under the coop.
Are they ok to leave out, will they figure out that they should go inside?
Worried about my new babies...any and all help appreciated.