I'm new to chickens, and to this forum.
I've recently become the proud parent of four French Faverolles, three hens and a rooster.
As you can see from the pic, we've built a hen house that is elevated about 5ft off the ground, complete with a spiral staircase. Inside the roost there is a perch for them to roost on and nest boxes.
The Hens have mastered the stairs. Usually one goes into the entry but then sits there blocking the others, who then just roost on the top couple of stairs. I've been going every night and putting them all in.
At first I thought the hole was too small so I widened it. No luck. Then I figured it might be a bit dark inside, so I put a little light inside that comes on for an hour at dusk, just before they start taking themselves to bed. Still no luck.
I'm out of ideas and hoping some more experienced parents might have some tips.
Thanks in advance.