Conversion: Step Six
Is this a telling picture? Four guys to move the very heavy house. I used the same cage netting as on the coop to close in the little gap left on both sides of the house. I removed the blue temporary house from the coop and transferred the food and water into the remodeled hen house.
All four hens just stood and clucked at the house. After about an hour, I stepped into the coop and corralled them into the closest corner, then threw cracked corn into the house. They pecked along and up the little ramp like the birds eating Hansel and Gretal's bread crumbs until they were inside the house. Once inside, I closed the Plexiglas door for the night. I really hope they learn to go in at night without any prompts--keeping my fingers crossed.