I need to move my chickens out of their house....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iamaqte, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    Riegelsville, Pa
    Winter is a coming and I want to move my chickens into the barn. They free range all day long and go into their house before dark. Their house is quite old and my husband and I are actually stripping it down and making it much cleaner, newer, and easier to work with.

    Are plan is to move the chickens into the barn at night - but I am afraid since they are so use to the chicken house that they wont go in the barn.

    I am thinking if I maybe keep the chicken house door shut and also keep the chickens in the barn for a few days, they should get the new habit.

    Has anyone else done this before? Do you think the chickens will pick up the new habit quickly?

    I hate to confuse them like this, but I want that chicken house striped down before winter comes so once spring comes we can get working on the new and improved chicken house. It is going to be awesome!! I can't wait!

    Any advice is appreciated!
  2. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    Keep them in the barn for a week. Then they'll learn that that's where they sleep. It will also help if you remove or close their other house so they can't go in. They'll adapt.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    Corydon, Indiana
    I would go spend the night with them in the barn for a few days

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