Two nights to sleeping in the coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RubberChickenLubber, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Newton, NC
    My 4 month old chicks had been sleeping in the corner of the run. I didn't think this was a big deal until Stubby lost his wing, due to a predator pulling it through the fencing. He is moved to an unused dog kennel and using a doghouse to sleep in. That night I put my other chickens (all but my banty hen, she roost high in a bush in the run) in the coop and blocked it off. Did this for 2 nights. The 3 night I went out to see all the chicks going into the roost for the night [​IMG]. I was surprised, I thought it would take at least 5-7 days. Last night I thought I would try letting them out of the run about an hour b4 dark. Surprise!!! they all went into the run, and into the coop at bedtime. Yeah!!!!
  2. WindyOaksYokes

    WindyOaksYokes Songster

    Jul 17, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Congrats on them roosting. And sorry to hear about your hurt one!!! Hope it gets better!!!!!!!
  3. Wow, they are quick learners, well done and I hope the wing gets better soon.

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