- Feb 19, 2018
Im not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but i took 7 of our girls out to the coop this past weekend (They are all about 7 weeks old). We have a raised coop with rabbit wire on the bottom for open concept. There are not any windows in the coop, only the coop door (that stays closed and then the door they come in and out of. Well, their door is an automatic door since we dont live on the property yet and we are about 30 minutes from out property. The auto door shuts at dark (light sensitive...not timer) and raises at light. The past two nights, we have had to put the girls in the coop to go to bed. At 7:30 it is starting to get dark but since it is lighter outside than in the coop they wont go in there and they just all huddle up by the fence instead. My fear is that they are going to get left out side of the coop, i have everything predator proofed and we have a great pyranese dog that protects the area around the coop but how to you coax them into going into the coop to roost before the door shuts?