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How to make outside rooster sleep inside?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OldRedChicken, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. OldRedChicken

    OldRedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster who sleeps in the coop and 1 ameraucana and 2 Barred rock roosters who sleep outside. I am getting rid of the rooster who sleeps in the coop and the ameraucana and barred rock. I don't know how I should make the barred rock rooster sleep in the coop not outside?
     
  2. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very easy. Catch them and place them inside the coop. Close the door for 3 weeks. After that, they will get used to sleep inside the coop. Even when turning loose, they will get back to the coop at nightfall. Good luck.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, OldRedChicken, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you with us! I think some repetition will help as well. Good luck to you!
     
  4. OldRedChicken

    OldRedChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice! [​IMG] I will try it!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I don't know if he needs to be locked in for 3 weeks, I think after a few days he should get the idea. If he resists capture because he doesn't want to go to the coop, you might want to give him a small treat inside to show him it's not a bad experience.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only read of people locking a chicken/rooster in the coop for 3 days to help them see the coop as home, I think 3 weeks might be a bit unnecessary. Welcome to the site and best of luck!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Hennysmother

    Hennysmother Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens came out of a tree after years of perching there at nights - after three days and some coaxing in the evemings, they are all perching safely in their new house all by themselves !!! Clever girls !
     

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