How to move a large number of chickens to new coop

CurlyLindsay

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 28, 2009
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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!!!)
 

azelgin

Songster
12 Years
Jan 18, 2008
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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!!!)
Oh, sure, that's going to work great! Please post the video!

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!
 

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