New Coop, New Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Belletower, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Belletower

    Belletower In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2014
    Southern CT ... Brrrr!
    I've recently finished a brand new coop for my six hens. Also, I've been given another hen and a rooster. Last night, I moved my girls after bedtime to the new space and put the newbies in there too. I plan to leave them all together and cozy-like :). For two more nights then let them free range the third morning ... I've still got the old coop in place ... It's tiny so I could up and move it. Any suggestions for ensuring old flock is used to new coop so I'm not chasing chickens every night?
  2. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

    Apr 5, 2013
    After a few days they should get the hint. If not, try a few days longer. When I had a my broodies hatch chicks I put them in their own separate places inside for about 5 days. They stayed put until it was time to go back to general population and I allow mine to free range all day.

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