Our flock was devastated last year. We went from 21 birds down to 3 over a period of months. A couple months ago we bought 34 new birds and a couple weeks later, one of our hens hatched out her own brood of 3. So we now have 40 birds in a coop designed for about 20. We decided to build a new bigger coop that could hold all the chickens and be closer to the house. I will post more on that in a different section later. My question: I know it's easier to catch and move all the chickens after dark, but will waking up in a new coop the next morning be more stressful than moving them during the day so they can see their new home? It's really hot here and I want them to have as little stress as possible. The new coop is nearly a quarter mile from the old one.