Brooder to Coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickGirl4Life, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. ChickGirl4Life

    ChickGirl4Life In the Brooder

    I'm going to be getting chicks soon but, when I move them to the coop should I keep the in the coop and not in the run the first few days? Or something else?
  2. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chirping

    Jul 17, 2010
    Coatesville, PA
    [​IMG] and congratulations on your new little friends. I would place them in the coop for an overnight or two. That will let them find a proper inside roost early on. If you let them into the run right away you may find them huddled in a corner of the run at night. Then you'll be out there putting them inside at night. I leave mine inside for a few days and they figure it out pretty quick. If they are going to free range around your yard you should keep them inside the coop/run area for about a week then they will go back in at night for you. Chickens are very trainable, you'll have great fun....enjoy!
  3. ChickGirl4Life

    ChickGirl4Life In the Brooder


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