Best way to go from 2 coops to coop ??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by phrank, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. phrank

    phrank In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2008
    I have 2 chickens which are about 5 years old. They reside in one coop.

    This past year I have raised another 5 chickens in a second coop. They are now about 6 months old.

    At this point they are all about the same size.

    Both groups have free range of the backyard (about 1/2 acre) and during this time, they group together with no problems at all.

    Comes night time, the original 2 go back to their coop, and the younger 5 go back to theirs.

    So, I have built a coop that can accomodate all the 7 chickens i have ( all hens). What is the best, stress free, way to get all 7 chickens to use the new coop, so I could eliminate the other 2 original coops??

  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Put them into the new coup at night. You will have to keep them locked in there for a few days so they get used to the new coop.
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Quote:Also block access to the old coops when you do let them out. Mine were Stubborn about sleeping in the new one. For some reason they preferred to blue-tarp coverd dog kennel with an old rabbit hutch to the 8x10x7 brand new (don't want to think how much we spent) lean-to chicken condo.

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