Will chickens come out of the cold on their own?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sandman, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2007
    Will chickens come out of the cold on their own? They've been roosting outside for the all summer and now its cold, but they still roost outdoors. Should I remove these roosts to make them come inside to roost?


  2. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Songster

    Nov 23, 2007
    Claiborne County Tn.
    when the go to roost at night, give them time to settle in then grab them and put them on the other roosts. do this for up to a week and they should get used to it.
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    If possible remove the roosts before it gets dark and put them back in the morning. Usually in less than a week they will choose to sleep inside. Likely the first night or so you will need to put them onthe roosts yourself.

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