Moving from one coop to another...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rachelwright, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. rachelwright

    rachelwright Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2014
    Decatur, GA
    I read on the internet that when you move chickens from one coop to another that they needed to reestablish in their minds, where the new home was. I read that I should lock them in the new coop for a week before even letting them into the run (which is connected to the coop). Is this correct? I feel bad keeping them cooped up all day.
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2013
    You can let them in the pen, that won't make a difference in anything. If they free range, they'll end up in their old coop. Give them a week in the coop/pen and they should get the idea.

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