chicks a ramp and the coop......

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cletus the rooster, May 24, 2010.

  1. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok about a week and a half ago my hen started hatching her eggs the last one hatched a week ago two of the chicks go in the coop by themselves with her the other four havent figured it out yet any sugestions as to either teaching them or luring them (thats hard not food motivated yet) into the coop at night. i feel like im terrorizing them when i have to chase them around to get them in:D
     
  2. ChksontheRun

    ChksontheRun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until it is almost dark and maybe they will be asleep so you don't have to chase as much. Also, I started putting them on the ramp and pushing (patting) their little butts up, they finally caught on when I started doing that.
     
  3. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    They should follow their mommy hen in & out, up & down, wherever she goes.
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 3 chicks and sometimes they are on top of Mom and she walks up the ladder.

    It is funny. Mine took a couple of nights but now they follow Mom up the stairs and yesterday they did it on their own.
    Caroline
     
  5. cletus the rooster

    cletus the rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks ill have to try that
     

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