moving to the coop

Real McChicks

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 20, 2011
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SO- the coop should be done in the next two days.
Our 4 chicks (6 weeks old) have been hanging out in their new run during the day for a few days and coming back in at night. When it starts to get dark they get very unhappy and loud! SO- how do we make the move to sleeping out in the coop at night? Do we go cold turkey? Put them out there with a light? Make my husband sleep outside with them?
 

MuckyPuppy

Songster
8 Years
Jun 11, 2011
595
8
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UK
I turn out the light in my chicks' indoor brooder by the time they were around three or four weeks old (day and night). I cut them off cold turkey. The youngest one (an only chick that is now 5 weeks old) now complains loudly if we keep an indoor light on too long and he/she wants to sleep.


Edited to add: The older ones (8 weeks yesterday) have been in their coop and putting themselves to bed without a light for two weeks.

Edited (again) to add: The older ones would have been in the coop earlier but our coop wasn't ready in time.
 
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