Persistant flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Songster

    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    Okay, I moved my flock a month ago to a new coop. Their old coop bacame the new chicks coop and they got a much much larger coop right around the corner of the barn. I kept them locked in for 3 weeks and then let half of them out. I had to CARRY each one in after it got dark. I tried to walk behind them but that didnt work. So today I said okay, they have been in there long enough. The only ones I didnt have to carry in tonight were the guineas [​IMG]. My next idea is to set up a temporary run to get them used to going in and out of the door and never losing sight of the coop. What do you guys think? Any other ideas? I tried putting treats out too. I guess they were too full. Any help would be great. Good thing I only have 16 to chase. Thanks, Krista
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sounds like they are highly attached to their old coop. I'd try your run idea so they can't go too far.

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