My chickens are almost five months old. I just moved them to their (finished) coop and run . I did not want to shut them up in just the coop the first few days(which is what the threads here said to do). So I put them in the run with the door open to the coop. Bad mistake, they piled up in one corner of the run at dusk - the corner closest to their old location. Had to carry every one of them into the coop (crawling in the low roofed run). They have been closed into the new coop for two days now. No fighting, everyone very content. I am wondering how long it usually takes for the chickens to make the transition to a new location. And how long it takes to learn how to climb up into the coop. THere's a nice ladder but I think they just have a hard time adjusting to new digs.