Confused chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by michickenwrangler, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    We just our new coop and run finished and we moved our gals and guy over there this afternoon. Now that it's dark, they're having a hard time adjusting. I already dismantled the Chick-N-Barn so moving them back is not an option.

    4 hens keep pacing, trying to get back to their old run while the rooster and two other hens are trying to squeeze into 1 nest box (not easy when the roo is a cochin!)

    Need advice!!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

    You will just have to lock them in their coop where they are safe and wait for them to readjust.
     
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Usually just takes a night or two for them to adjust. Might want to take the ones out of the box and place them on the roost. They will figure it out pretty quick.
     
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I finally got them all in. I took daughter inside and gave her a bath, now that she's in warm jammies and watching TV, I went back outside and saw that 3 hens are on perches, 2 in the nest box, and the roo and one other hen are snuggled together in the straw. Aww....

    PamperedPullet, will it work if they are sleeping? Will their toes perch properly?
     

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