Have just finished the coop I started back in April, but wonder how I should go about making the transfer of 12 chickens (one roo and 11 mixed brown egg layers, 18-20 months old) and keep stress to a minimum. That is, my stress as well as the birds! I know dusk is a good time to get them with minimal fussiness, right after they have roosted for the evening. But I am curious about the reaction the will have at dawn, waking up in strange surroundings all of a sudden. I know it is common to have a stop in laying, feather picking, not eating, etc when jolted out of housing they have been in over 1.5 yrs. What should I look for? What are causes for concern? I want the birds to re-coop-erate quickly (get it?...) and be healthy at this stressful time. Thanks for your help!!