Changing to new chicken house- how to transition older chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BetsyB0101, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. BetsyB0101

    BetsyB0101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 30, 2011
    Southwest Missouri
    My new chicken house will be here in a few days. Any advice on moving my 8 hens to their new house? They have been in their current house since were chicks, so 3 years. And to make it more confusing, the new house will be in a new spot and old house will be taken down. I was thinking to take them out of the old house when they roost for the night and carry to the new house and then leave them locked up for a few days before letting them loose to roam as they are accustomed to doing. Does that sound right? Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That sounds right to me.

    Good luck with the move.

  3. farmergirl96

    farmergirl96 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2011
    San Jose
    It should be fine. They'll remember where to find food and water so they'll keep coming back.

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