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Coop Training

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by timbowsr, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. timbowsr

    timbowsr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the process of building my chicken coop & run. I understand that chickens will naturally seek the safety of a coop at night, but do they have to be trained to go into a coop? In other words ... once my coop and run are complete should I put the chicks into the coop and leave them in for a bit so that they have a sense of where home/roost is? Or is this something they will naturally seek out? Thanks for the advice ...
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    You should put them in the coop yourself at first and put them on the roost to show them, but they will eventually find out [​IMG].
     

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