- May 26, 2020
Here in Indiana it has been in the high 80s and very humid lately. I had planned on keeping my new 6 week olds in the coop for several days to coop train (read about it here and on other sites). Before doing this , I had been taking them out of the brooder and putting them in the run for exercise then returning them to the brooder at night . They were very happy to have run time lol. Anyway fast forward to the first night I decided after being in the run to put them in the coop for overnight . Probably a bad idea I guess. We had some outside light shining in a little but they seemed very distressed. When the next evening came along they started piling and freaking out -it was going to storm so I caved and brought them back in the house to the brooder . So yesterday I locked them in the coop all day and the distress was less thankfully but they still kinda freaked out . I installed two little fans trying to keep them cool but I would really like to let them out into the run to have the shade and such . Should I keep them locked in for a few more days and monitor the temp of the coop or can I let them out and just catch them and put them in the coop this evening ? I just don’t want them freaking out tonight and piling again ...but I also don’t want them to get too hot locked in the coop -please advise and thanks! PS-I only have the 6 week olds and one random adult hen who leaves them alone and goes to her sep mini coop. The run is attached to Both coops .