When they move out to the coop...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aub, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Aub

    Aub In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    When my girls are ready to go to the coop full time I'm supposed to keep them in there for 3-4 days. But is that in the roost area only or the whole tractor. They go in there during the day but I bring them in the house at night. They don't seem to want to go to the upper part of the tractor and when I got home after dark last night they were sleeping in the grass.
    So... Just lock them in the roost for a few days or not?

  2. powelljessie

    powelljessie In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2011
    French Camp, Mississippi
    Hey Aub. I would like to know how old your girls are. I would reccomend locking them in the roost area for a couple of days so they can get accustomed to going up to roost at night. I would say about four days.
  3. Aub

    Aub In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2011
    The are about 6-7 weeks old now. It's been kind of chilly at night and the coop is not 100% done yet.
    ...Ok, maybe I just don't want them to grow up...
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011
  4. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Songster

    Jan 21, 2011
    Hernando, FL
    Oh goodness I didn't realize I had to lock them in the coop for 4 days before I let them roam the run.

    I am excited to move mine out!!! Stinky stinky stinky and dusty and mine are 6 weeks on Monday [​IMG] Hooray!!!

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