Moving chickens into new range shelter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mrs. Mucket, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I have some month-old chicks in a fenced ranging area using a small tractor for shelter. I want to switch them to a larger shelter in the same fenced area. Is it necessary to close the chickens into the new shelter to get used to it, or if I put the new shelter in there next to the old one and leave the door open and food/water in it, will they migrate in there? Should I remove the small tractor? I need the small one for other chickens so I can't leave it in there for too long.


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