1. auracana07

    auracana07 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2008
    We just got a new bigger and better chicken coop for our girls(much better than the last one) Just wondering, but when you put the hens in a new coop do you have to do it in a slow process or can you just put them in there? Thanks
  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    I just posted a similar question yesterday.....I converted the old gardenshed into a chickencoop and will move my 5-6 month old girls in tomorrow morning. I was worried about stress, when to start letting them out, trouble with egg laying (STILL waiting.....not a one yet....). So the plan is to scoop them up in the morning and not let them run loose in the yard (I will get some dirty looks, I'm sure) and then confine them to the shed for a few days. Then I will let them out in the attached run during the day. Once they are settled in I will start letting them out in the yard again, first try will be a couple of hrs late afternoon. Hope that helps....[​IMG]
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Quote:that's the way!
  4. Angelic Vampyre

    Angelic Vampyre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    I always ran off two rules. Put them in when they normally go to bed and if they are a bit freaked out leave them locked in there the next day or then let them out as normal. Basically follow the rule of what youwould do for a new cook coming in

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