New coop different place in yard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TravisME, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. TravisME

    TravisME Out Of The Brooder

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    I built a much bigger coop for my ladies. It is on the other side of the yard and much nicer. My problem is the chickens are going to where there old house was but there is nothing there now. They simple huddle together where it used to be? I pick them up and put them in the new coop myself. I have done this for three days now how long before they "move in" all the way?

    Any help on this?
     
  2. doop

    doop Out Of The Brooder

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    Just did the same thing bout 6 weeks ago. It took mine about 4 or 5 days and even the guineas and turkeys were going in by themselves. Good luck!
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Is it big enough or attached to a run so you can keep them locked in for several days? That's what I do to help mine settle in.
     
  4. TravisME

    TravisME Out Of The Brooder

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    No they run around at will no fencing at all.
     
  5. TravisME

    TravisME Out Of The Brooder

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    they are going in and laying eggs in the nesting boxes and hanging out though..
     

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