getting free roamers to get used to new home

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jb59, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. jb59

    jb59 New Egg

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    our four five month old chickens (leghorns) and one silkie have lived their lives thus far going and coming as they pleased. they used to roost at night in a cherry tree. we have since changed an old shed into a coop and are trying to get them used to going in there but each night we have to pluck them out of the tree and place them in the shed. does anyone know of a better way to get them used to the better and safer shed? it's especially better at night obviously, and with winter around the corner .....

    we live in rural PA and have about 4 acres of land. besides an outside cat, the chicks are our only animals.

    thanks for any help.
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
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    you can lock your chickens in the new coop for few days with out letting them out at all, then let them go out again and they will return to thier new home.
     

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