How to move a large number of chickens to new coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CurlyLindsay, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. CurlyLindsay

    CurlyLindsay In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2009
    So I thought I was pretty clever when I constructed a chicken tractor that assembles and disassembles in a few minutes by being made in panels that snap together. - letting me brood chicks in it inside the barn and then reassemble it outdoors and use as a regular chicken tractor to finish my meat birds.

    One problem- I'm not sure how to get my birds IN the reassembled outdoor pen? Do I have to catch every last one, put them in a holding area, and then catch every single one again to put them in the moved coop? Or is there a simpler way?

    Can I just withhold food for a bit then turn them loose while I move the pen, and then draw a trail to the new coop with grower crumbles?? (only half kidding!!!) [​IMG]
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    Oh, sure, that's going to work great! Please post the video![​IMG]
    Just kidding.
    I think you're stuck doing chicken round up. Bunch of boxes for the birds and moving the whole kit and caboodle outside.
    Have fun![​IMG]
  3. JanetS

    JanetS Songster

    Jun 22, 2012
    Oh boy! How many chicks do you have?

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