do the girls get upset if you change their coop?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shend, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. shend

    shend Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2010
    west michigan
    After some months with the coop I designed, I can see where I can make many improvements. I'm thinking of building another one and moving them in before winter.

    Will they be very confused? Do they take change well? This is my first chicken raising experience. Got my girls in March
  2. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2009
    I have two coops, winter and summer. My chickens don't appreciate being moved, although they settle in nicely. After I move them, I keep them locked in the coop for about a week so they know where home is. Works very well. I haven't had them try to return to the other coop yet.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:I agree.

    Chickens hate change, but they do settle down quickly. (I also have 2 coops) If they are laying, you may want to save up some eggs first, sometimes they stop laying when you change their surroundings.
  4. pjknust

    pjknust Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    I just built new roosts 4 days ago and they are still hudoooed! Didnt even wanna go in that first or second night. Just ROOSTS, and added new hay. Mine are 3 yrs old and have been on same roost all their life, I had to put the old one back the next day.

    pam in TX
  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Mine are 22 weeks and they didn't seem to care when we just moved everything, leveled the chicken yard and started construction on the walk in run. They all still laid, they just had to find the coop again. I'm sure they'll settle in quickly and the new improvements will be nice!

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