Buff Orpington pullets do not want to go in to the coupe at dusk

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bert304, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. bert304

    bert304 New Egg

    I have 23 pullets and I built the coupe elevated off the ground about 24 inches. Two nights ago I put them in the new coupe and run after dark so I loaded them directly in to the coupe and closed the door. The next morning I left them out, at first I think they did not know what to do. So it was slow for them to come out and walk down the ramp. I went out at dusk to close the coupe and they were laying down under the coupe. It was funny as I fished them out with a broom carefully so I would not hurt them. I put them in the coupe for the night. Before I let them out this morning I blocked off the space under the coupe. I let them out this morning and they walked down the ramp, some flew right off the ramp. I put their food container in the coupe, thinking they would figure it out. When I got home I watched them going in and out the coupe so they could eat. Tonight when I went out to close them up for the night, they were trying to huddle against the board I used to block off the space under the coupe. So I picked them up and put them in the coupe. How do you get them to walk in to the coupe on their own?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Lock them inside for several days.

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