New coop behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by khowell31875, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. khowell31875

    khowell31875 In the Brooder

    Jul 7, 2008
    I put my chickens ( now 6 weeks old) into their new home on Sunday. The first night they all stayed inside and stayed there all day Monday until around 6pm. They then came out and ate and pecked around the rest of the evening. I went out around 10 and they were all bundled together in the corner of the run, not even under the coop. My design is an elevated coop, about 2 feet off the ground with a ramp going up to it. They have food and water under the coop as well as water inside. Is this normal and they are just adjusting to new surroundings? I have 4 BR hens, 1 BR Roo, and 3 silkies.
  2. BJ

    BJ Songster

    Mar 20, 2007
    You might need to "escort them inside" the first couple of nights...they will quickly learn and develop the habit that this is where they go at night.

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