Staying in coop?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Herweyer 5, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are chickens are staying up in are coop part, and not going down in the run. Its not that cold out and are wondering if i should put food water up there?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Keep the food and water where ever they are hanging out. If they are generally outside, they are not going to go into the coop looking for food and water. Same with the coop...if they are mainly hanging out inside during the winter, leave food and water in the coop.

    If these are new birds, they will be shy to come down out of the coop. Give them time to adjust to their new digs and they will venture out. If there is snow in the run, they will not want to step on it, so you will need to shovel your run.

    Good luck with your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X2 keep the food and water where the chickens are.
     
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