Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jimmy, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    I moved moved my chicks from a small pen to an 8'x12' coop when they were six weeks old. They have been in the coop for 11 days and I want to start letting them out in their "run" but I notice that four of them have not figured out the roost thing yet (or just prefer to sleep on the floor)...will they still return to the coop in the evening if I let them out? There is plenty of room on the roosts, so that is not the problem.
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    It took our gang a few days to figure out the roosts when we moved them out to the coop. I thought it was kind of funny since I had put roosts in the brooder and they all used them, just fine.

    Since they've been in the coop for 11 days, they "should" return to the coop to roost.

    Once we moved part of our flock to the main coop/run, I used some black oil sunflower seed to entice them to come into the coop in the evenings.

    Hope this is some help!


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