So wow. The hard part is over. Build a coop they said, it will be fun, they said. I don't think my legs will ever heal from all those hardware cloth scratches. Ugh! Anyway, chicks are in the coop. All seems well. It's raised a couple of feet and I build a run with it. For the first time today they jumped down into the run and explored a little. I had to put them back in the hen house myself. I've read a lot of people don't use ramps. They take up a lot of space etc. Not sure what to do. I'd like not to use one if I can. How old before they should be able to fly/jump a couple of feet back into the hen house? I got them the week before Easter so they're 7 or 8 weeks old I guess.