building bigger coop

kim10261

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 20, 2014
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at the end of this month I will be getting 15 3 day old baby chicks,they will be in the brooder separate from my existing 3 hens and 3 roosters until fully feathered, I am going to build a larger coop so all can comfortably sleep in it,i plan to build this in a week and place it in my run where the old smaller coop was,and wire off a portion of it as well as the run for the babies when they are fully feathered and placed in the coop/run area,couple of questions...will my existing flock go to the new coop and will they lay their eggs in it,and do you think it is a good idea to section off part of the coop/run area for the babies so that the older chickens can see and sleep amongst the younger chicks,thanks in advance for any help,my currant 6 chickens I have are now 6 months old,the hens are sex links and the roosters are buff orpingtons,the babies I will be getting are buff orpingtons
 

hennible

Crowing
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
11,524
884
386
Central British Columbia
Great to have the new additions separate but visible to your old flock. Your old flock might need to be locked in your new coop for a few days to identify it as their new home. Also starting with fake eggs in the new nesting boxes may help you convince them that it's a good safe coop.
 

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