The chickens have moved into their new home. It has been a gradual process of preparing the inside with nest boxes, plenty of roosting space and insulation of the roof. A few days ago, their food and water was relocated to the new space to introduce them, however, being creatures of habit, they went back to the old building to roost. So, tonight after dark we moved them one by one into the new building and rested them quietly on a roost to sleep. The doors were closed, windows (with screens in) opened for ventilation and plenty of food and water inside. Here they will stay for several days to a week to become accustomed to the new space. I hope it sticks.
Update: an 8 foot fence surrounds the new coop giving them access to outside but keeping them in the perimeter safe from predators and to continue to learn their new home.
My name is Christy Franklin.