Need advice on moving from brooder to coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Canegirl0713, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Canegirl0713

    Canegirl0713 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I'm starting to plan for the big move from brooder to coop (in aprox 2-3 weeks) And I am wondering how will they know to go into the coop at dusk? I have read to lock them in for a few days...but I am in Florida and I don't think that's such a great idea.... Any suggestions?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This time of year is perfect to lock them in for a few days, just open the windows for them. The only other option is to make a temporary small run for them until they get used to their home. Even after they are used to it some are a little slow on the uptake. Count heads at night, if you are missing one odds are they are within 5 ft of the coop and just didn't make it in in time.
     

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