Moving to new coop

DallasLoneStar

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I am planning on finishing up my new coop this weekend and moving it into the run.

Since the girls are used to the old coop, any advice on the transition? I could probably have both coops in the run for a while but it wouldn’t be ideal. I plan on selling the old coop as I don’t have room to keep it (living on 0.2 acres in city of Dallas).

I guess I am just trying to minimize stress (mostly on them but me too) and/or chicken chasing if that makes sense! Thanks!
 

DallasLoneStar

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It’s hot AF here and will be for several weeks so I don’t know about locking them in the coop. I want my garage back! That’s where the new coop has been during “renovations”
 

aart

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Since it's probably too hot to lock them in, I would just remove the old coop.
Maybe put the birds in the new coop at night when it's cooler,
then remove old coop....Night Moves!
 

DobieLover

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Since it's probably too hot to lock them in, I would just remove the old coop.
Maybe put the birds in the new coop at night when it's cooler,
then remove old coop....Night Moves!
Always!
When I moved my flock into their new coop, it was a night move. I locked them out of their old coop.
As long as they are using the same familiar run, I wouldn't lock them in their new coop. It might help to keep their food in the new coop as well as one water station. If it's as hot as you say, I would keep additional water stations outside.
 

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