new coop for old chickens ??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by saildog, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. saildog

    saildog Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2012
    I am thinking of building a second coop and rotating the chickens for 2 years on one and then moving them to the other, ( sterilizing the coop and letting that area rest )
    and in the mean time if I introduce new chickens putting them in the "free" coop. How do chickens do with a move? I let them free range during the day. So I thought if I locked them in the new coop for a week they would lay their eggs there ? ? or would they just go back the the old coop to lay !?!?
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They're quite creatures of habit, it will just be a crapshoot if they'll lay in the new coop or return to their old habits.

    Why are you wanting to rotate coops? Or sterilize a coop? Are you having disease issues?

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