Baby refuses to bring her chicks into the coop. It has been almost a week. You know the weather is bad. The only way to keep them in there is to put a board in front of the door. With the wind blowing, it would blow the board down though. Should I leave them alone? If not, how do I keep the board in place?
Use a full size cement block to pin the board up across the doorway... I say full size (the 8"x8"x16") because it will provide plenty of weight to avoid the board moving and is high enough that the chicks won't use it as a step (yet, though they will soon) if you use it on the inside of the door. You are probably better off placing the board across the outside of the door anyway.