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

    Feb 23, 2014
    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

    Aug 4, 2013
    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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