New Coop


May 21, 2019
I have 7 ISA Browns that I bought locally and are at least 8-10 months old that have a coop. Then I ordered 15 brown egg layer collection from Hoover’s Hatchery and got them June 12 this year so I call them the tweens. They have their own coop and then I bought some chicks Labor Day from TSC and they have their own area. My husband is building a large coop to house everyone together. My problem is that the ISA and the tweens mingle together during the day but at night they all go to their own coop. My tweens are very weary of any changes made so I am wondering what is the best way to integrate them all together to roost in the same coop? The chicks will stay in the same area until big enough to fend for themselves but the other two groups tolerate each other as they mingle but won’t roost together. Any suggestions?


Dreaming of Spring
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
6 Years
Jul 16, 2015
You will just have to put them all together and give them time to adjust to the new situation. Chickens hate change so expect it to take a bit.

Welcome to BYC. :)


Chicken Juggler!
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Nov 27, 2012
SW Michigan
My Coop
My Coop
How big is the new coop, in feet by feet?
Dimensions and pics(inside and out) would help immensely here.

Where are the chicks now and how old are they?

Having a separate roost for all 3 groups will help a lot.
Do you have a run or totally free range?

Oh, and....
Where in this world are you located?
Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
It's easy to do and then it's always there!

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