Having Trouble Getting Chickens In the Coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by newchikngal, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. newchikngal

    newchikngal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this chicken thing. Got my first pulled this weekend. I put them in the coop each one-by-one the first night and second night. Having trouble getting them in tonight. They get into the corner of the coop and I can't reach them to put them in. The coop is really low to the ground so I literally have to get on my hands and knees to get in the coop.. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    A picture would help, but a couple of things that work:

    pour a tiny bit of scratch near the door that you want them to go in and a bigger pile just inside.

    A sorting stick and tapping the ground right beside them, will make them move in the direction that you want.

    If you call "chick, chick, chick" every time you feed them, with in a few days they will come running.

    But also waiting for dark, they should just go in on their own.

    Mrs K
     
  3. newchikngal

    newchikngal Out Of The Brooder

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    Update.... They're going into the coop on their own now. They're in by the time it's dark and all I need to do is shut the coop door. Yay!
     

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