I can't answer that. Each situation is so different, and each batch of chicks is also different. Some will get it right away and run up and down like they were born to it. Some will get it one way but not be able (or willing) to even try to reverse directions. And some need to be helped up and down first time, every time until they figure it out. Part of the answer depends too on how steep the ramp is and how well cleated it is....if the cleats in the ramp are spaced too far apart that can cause issues. Some folks put a small nightlight in the coop so that towards evening they'll head for the light. You'll just have to try it to know how they'll react.
What a great idea! I never thought of a night light, or maybe even one of those small solar lights that come on the same time each night and recharge during the day! I think I will try that.
Edited by realsis - 4/22/16 at 5:45am