Changing site/hen house

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by supermom, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. supermom

    supermom Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2008
    I am considering rebuilding my hen house and moving it to a different area of the yard. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm worried I will stress them out and they will get lost when they try to go in at night!
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    my suggestion would be to leave them in the new pen site for several days,then let them out. they should go back to the new one to roost. micah
  3. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Southern California
    Quote:If the coop has a run, keep them in there for a week. They will go in there the next time you let them forage. But... Keep an eye out and check the coop.[​IMG]
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I would just go through the "new coop" training period again by locking them in the new coop, just the coop, for a few days before letting them into the run. Then be sure to keep them in the run for a few days before allowing them to free range. They know where home is and I assure you they will not get lost. Some folks just use small coops that they move around the yard from time to time (in fact, I have done this) and they have no problems finding it.
  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    Am I just lucky or what. I have never given my new chickens more than one night in the new coop and they have always gone right back in. Maybe that is because the follow the ones that have been living there. I have never moved the entire flock. I did just build a new area and will be moving some breeders in there. When I let them out to range I hope everyone goes back to their respective homes. They will free range when I am home in a common area. I guess we shall see. In that case I am sure I will give them a few days. Sorry I hope I have not hijaicked this thread

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