Last week I had to move my free-ranging flock to a new coop as their old one is condemned (red mites...). Most of the girls lived in the old coop for 1 to 2 years and hang around there most of the time when out free-ranging - how long should I leave them locked in their new coop (and outside fenced-in run) to "reprogram" their brains to go roost there at night, instead of wandering about lost and confused, trying to access the old coop? I cannot chase 30 birds in the semi-darkness trying to get them into the coop where they're supposed to live from now on... The new coop is a fair bit farther from the house than the old coop is, does that make a difference or are they smart enough to figure it out? They are miserable locked up and are crying to get out to free-range! Thank you!