How to teach birds to use a new coop?

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  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to change things. I am selling off my layers. Just keeping my silikies and a pair of ducks.But they are in the barn. The barn and coop are side by side. I want the silkies and the ducks start using the coop. They just want to keep use the barn to go in at night. That is what they are use to. But how do i teach them to use the coop at night to roost instead. It is quite a fight.Any suggestions.
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lock them in the coop for a few days!
     
  3. urban dreamer

    urban dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Worked for my Barred Rocks!
     
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed... work for my BO's
     
  5. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok good i will do that
     

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