moving chickens to a new coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moodusnewchick, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    I have two coops. One with 15 week olds, the other with 9 week olds. My goal is to have the hens together. How difficult is it to get chickens to use a different coop (and for the residents to accept the newbies)?
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    There will be some squaking the first day or two but they adjust quickly once they get the pecking order back under control:>)
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I have two coops. One for the babies and one for the adults. When I move my babies to the big house its always a few days process. I always move them at night. There will be some fighting but it will settle down soon, Be sure there is enough room so the new ones have a place to get away. Don't worry, it should be fine.

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