Transitioning Chickens Into A New Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickencoop789, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Songster

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    I am getting a new coop soon. It will go in the same spot where the old one was. Do I have to confine the chickens inside for a few days or will they know to go roost in the new coop?

  2. AngryRooster

    AngryRooster In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2012
    I don't think you'll have to, but keep them inside for a day all the same. They'll need to know where everything is, such as their feeders, nesting boxes, waterers, and roosts are. But then again, you might not have to do that. Once your chickens know their way around their new home, you should be ok to let them out.
  3. If the new coop is in the same spot I don't see why they wouldn't go in the coop, but you never know what a chicken is thinking. You could leave them out the first day and if they don't go in at night gather them up put them in the coop and then lock them in for a few days.

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