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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 In 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 Songster

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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 Crowing

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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 In the Brooder

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

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. 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 Crowing Premium Member

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

  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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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 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. Hennysmother

    Hennysmother In 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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