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Mine went in on their own on the third night. First and second nights we "gathered" them up and "walked" them up the ramp. During their second day in the run, a couple of them investigated and trialed the ramp.
When I went out on night 3 at dusk to put them in for the night, they were already up on their roosts! Happy momma!!
My chickens are 6-8 weeks old and just spent their first night out in the coop, successfully, it's finally warm enough! I want to train them to go into the coop at dusk. Should I make a scratch recipe to lure them in at the same time every day and they'll learn? What's a good recipe for scratch? Or should I just buy some at the store? Thanks!
if you have to buy... check a local farm or buyer club
like around here they have this place
If you can't find it locally just get some cheap wild bird seed mix or use just straight up cracked corn that can be had cheap at most stores...
i actually use Walmart's cheap chicken scratch as my wild bird food, just mix in some BOSS and it's about half the price of equivalent wild bird seed, and the local wild birds don't complain...