Trained my chickens to go to their individual coops....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ThinkingChickens, Aug 13, 2011.

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    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty excited, and now after nearly a month, I can say with assurance that I have trained my chickens to split up at night and go to their own coops.

    How it started: We purchased three chickens and one Eglu Go house. Great, but three is the max.

    Next we got sucked into the feed store vortex. Somehow our eyes glazed over, our brains stopped working and we carted a box home with three baby chicks. We promptly ordered another Eglu Go.

    Problem: The girls started to try and all go in one house

    Solution: I manually separated them for three nights in a row and now they automatically go to their own coops. Now, the older ones still use both coops for laying eggs, and I assume the babies will as well. However, they all get along great (12 weeks and 27 weeks) and separate at night.

    Not earth shattering to old hands at chickens but good news for those who already have smaller coops and don't want to start over.
     

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