Moving into a new house question.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Schnayke, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Schnayke

    Schnayke Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2010
    Medford, Oregon
    I am moving and wondering how best too do so with out disturbing the chickens too much.
    Like should I move them at night? morning? daytime?
    Should I coop them up again, or just let them run around the new yard? Stuff like that.
    Also they are large, should I put them in a dog carryer? or like a box that can't see out of? I am only going about 6 blocks with them, I can just walk down the street if I need too. Thanks for looking.
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If your coop is already set up at your new place, then taking them over after dark (shouldn't be too hard since it gets dark so early now) and stick them inside - pet carriers in your car would be fine.
    They'll adapt even if you take them during the day - but it'll be a lot more stressful for them.
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    If you move them I night(like i try to do). I then leave them cooped up for a day.

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