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Help coop training chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by damusto821, May 27, 2016.

  1. damusto821

    damusto821 New Egg

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    I have six rhode island red chickens i think, we put the chickens out in the coop a little over a week ago just started letting them out in the attached run from the coop, not sure if i should keep them in the coop for another week? The problem i am having is the chickens don''t want to go back into the coop at dusk. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just keep putting them in.. locking them in coop at night... eventually they will do it on there own..
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some good advice already from Rod-T so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Yes, you should do as Ken suggested. I have problems with my new ones wanting to sleep on the edge, or in, the nest box. Usually just going out there and putting them on the roost works after a few days..these girls are stubborn..it's been a good week now! I have laying hens, or I would put something in the boxes Good luck, they will figure out the coop is their sleeping place.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Ditto the above. Put them in the coop at night, show them the roost bar(s). They will need a little time, but they will learn.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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