Training help please.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NewChickener784, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. NewChickener784

    NewChickener784 In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2016
    I have my 5 week old chicks, turned outside earlier this week. Thing is, they won't come out in the morning on their own and won't go in at night on their own. Any advice on how to get them to know how to do that?

  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

    Sep 30, 2015
    keep them in the coop for a few days, and then once they have established "home" then start pushing them out every morning after a few days of each, just make sure that they are consecutive not like every other day doing one then the other, they should have their homing instinct kicked in.
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Take them out and put them in for a few mornings/nights. They will get the hang of the routine.

    I was a little late going out tonight to put the girls to bed and my 6 week old chicks were already in their side of the coop waiting for me to bring dinner and close them in. I've had to herd them in each night and help them in.

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