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Chickens going in to the coop.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stumpie, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. stumpie

    stumpie Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks will only say in the run they won't go up the ladder to there coop. Any suggestions on how to get them in the coop. I've placed them in the coop but they also won't go done the ladder out of the coop.
     
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try giving them treats like table scraps or something in and out of the coop. Did you orientate them to them coop? If not just don't let them out of the coop for a week or two and they will relies thats their home.
     
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  3. stumpie

    stumpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. I'll try that
     
  4. stumpie

    stumpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure if I did this right but I locked them in the coop with food and water for the night.
     
  5. stumpie

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    I also put a batterie operated light in there also
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you could post a photo of your coop, maybe we can tell you why they don't want to go inside. Maybe the ramp is too narrow or too steep. How old are your chicks?
     
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  8. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I usually keep new birds confined to the coop for 48 hours - I've never had an issue with them not knowing where "home" is. As long as you can assure that you will be able to let the chickens out of the coop at daybreak, then theres no need for food or water in the coop. The light is not necessary - better to let them live "naturally" - sleep when its dark and do their thing when its light.

    CT
     
  9. stumpie

    stumpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the information
     
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