Hen house

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alexroyall85

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Hen house
« on: December 28, 2017, 18:23 »
Evening all

Having problems getting half of my hens to accept a new house. Their old one was falling apart so I dismantled it and erected a new one.
I have been having to put them in it every night for about a week. Any ideas on how to achieve this?
Many thanks
Alex

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snowdrops

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Re: Hen house
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 05:39 »
Can you shut them in there for a few days with food & water? They should then recognise it as home

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Mr R Design

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Re: Hen house
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 08:20 »
Assuming it is not because there are to many hens for the size of the coop then try this

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alexroyall85

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Re: Hen house
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 12:40 »
Thanks all

It was sitting up high with a ramp. I thought they might not know how to use a ramp so I have put it on the floor without one.
As soon as I have done this they showed an interest straight away. Hereís hoping it does the trick

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Re: Hen house
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 18:48 »
Once using normally you could perhaps raise it gradually.  :)
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

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alexroyall85

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Re: Hen house
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 20:14 »
Thatís what Iím hoping Sassy

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Mr R Design

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Re: Hen house
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 07:31 »
My coop is 3ft off the ground and has a ramp just under 6ft and is about 9" wide



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