Moving chooks to the new coop extension?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Evie_W, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Evie_W

    Evie_W Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 1, 2011
    So I have a little backyard flock of mixed breeds who free range during the day and nest at night in a secure coop. The coop was getting a bit small for them all so I spent 15 back breaking hours building a coop extension for my five lovely ladies. Two weeks later they still aren't using it! I was initially pretty peeved [​IMG] (as you might imagine, threats of the cooking pot ) but sort of got over it. That was until this afternoon when I decided it's time for a new sister to join the flock.

    The part of the coop they are currently happily using definitely won't be big enough for all of them so I am hatching a plan to get them to start using the "Ritz" extension that they have so far been ignoring. I was thinking I will just move them into the other room in the middle of the night for a few nights and see if it takes. Reckon this will work? Any better suggestions?

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    St.Charles, QC
    Maybe move their feeder and water to the new area.

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