Do your chicks like your coop?

franklinchickens

Songster
9 Years
May 19, 2010
295
3
111
Franklin, TN
Mine like their coop at night but during the day, they free range and only come back to the run for water & feed. They maybe spend 20 minutes a day in there - eat, lay an egg, head on out again!
 

sharol

Crowing
10 Years
Jun 13, 2010
3,011
91
261
Admire, KS
Mine seem ok with theirs (14 weeks old), but they are way too crowded. They will be moving to larger quarters in a couple of weeks, and I sincerely hope they like the new coop. (6x8 + an undefined (as of now) run rather than 4x3 + 4x5(attached run))

Anybody have any suggestions for easing the change? I know chickens hate change. I'm planning to use the same waterer, but the feeder will be different as will the roosts and nest boxes. Should I put some of the old shavings in the new nest boxes and on top of the clean shavings?
 

Rachel'sFlock

Songster
9 Years
May 21, 2010
1,293
38
168
Otis, Oregon ~ Chicken People Since 5/10
Yes, I think my chooks like their coop.
Of course, it isn't like they know anything else! The only 2 other places they've ever been is the feed store and the brooder, and they were wayyyy too big to stay in there!
Interesting thread. Will be watching to see everybody's responses.

Brightest Blessings
 

7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
4,635
80
231
Anderson, Texas
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Wonder why?

I think is may be in the different breeds.

Your probably right . I have heritage RIR'S . I let them out every day for 2-3 hours every evening. They stay close to the coop & always Roost before its dark like 30 minutes before sunset.
 

Tdub4chiks

Songster
9 Years
Jul 8, 2010
556
2
121
Constantia, NY
Mine seem to love their coop. They're in & out all day. They go in to take naps all the time. What they really want, is to either free range or a bigger run. There's no way I can let them free range, but next spring they will get a bigger run.
 

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