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How do you get babies to sleep "inside"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bynjep, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. bynjep

    bynjep New Egg

    Apr 14, 2016
    We put out five six week old chicks into a locked coop but they slept in the wet grass instead of the home. We put them all in and they just run back out. There is no door inside. Thanks
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Carry them into the coop after dark. They can't see in the dark to run back out. After they get used to sleeping in the coop, it will become a habit. If you still can't get them to to in on their own, try offering treats in the coop at sunset to encourage them.

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