Get chicks in coop at night

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Waldorbigbill, May 21, 2011.

  1. Waldorbigbill

    Waldorbigbill Out Of The Brooder

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    We stuck our babys chicks out two nights ago. The problem i'm having is getting them to go in the coop at night I tried food and treats them just dont want to go in I have to hand catch all 13 and place them inside. any tips for this greenhorn?
     
  2. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    You're probably free-ranging them, like we do, but you may need to lock them in the coop for a few weeks. Otherwise just sticking 'em in there should do the trick. [​IMG]
    It's a lot easier if you have a mother hen, b/c they usually WANT to roost, and thus the babies follow them...
    Good luck!
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did not say, so I am going to suggest a light in the coop to entice them to go in. When I pit our first batch of chicks out, I kept them in the coop for two days to make sure they knew it was home. Good luck!

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  4. Waldorbigbill

    Waldorbigbill Out Of The Brooder

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    They are in a cage attached to the coop. I will try the light idea
     
  5. Gardeninggranny

    Gardeninggranny Out Of The Brooder

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    The light is the best idea. Also the coop area needs to be comfortable- does it have roosts? Is there enough room for everyone? Not too hot and stuffy?
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Turn a flashlight on in the coop. Or one of those led lanterns?
     

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