Putting chicks to bed !

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by John Chicken GB, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. John Chicken GB

    John Chicken GB Out Of The Brooder

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    My newest additions to my flock are six weeks old now,. I have introduced them , and they seem to have intergrated well . But at bed time I'm having problems getting the new additions to go into the coop . The older birds might be putting them off , so I put in an alternative coop for them . Still they wont go to bed volunterairly. This evening I left them out in a safe pen with the coop open . Will they go in on their own or are they in for a chilly night ??? [​IMG]
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    it usually takes a while...with you putting them in every night for a week or 2. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this same problem. For tens days I'd pick them up and place inside the coop. On the 11th day I went out to the coop to put them in and to my amazement all my girls were already inside. Now they discovered they have a roost and everynight I go out they are inside the coop on their roost. It takes a little time but they'll get it [​IMG]
     

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