Putting chicks to bed !

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

  1. John Chicken GB

    John Chicken GB In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    Great Britain
    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 Songster

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

    Jerseycoop Songster

    May 13, 2011
    New Jersey
    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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