I really need some advice. We started out with 2 Cornish Cross chickens we bought from TSC as "pets" for my youngest. Being the uneducated chicken person, we let her pick them out. After some time we learned about them being meat chickens and have taken great strides to not over feed them and make sure they can live happy healthy lives without the leg/foot problems early on. In the mean time, we have aquired 7 more chickies of all different types and have built a big coop (I'll put the pics of the coop in the next contest ) and all of the chickies love it. My problem is - the Cornish X Roo is deathly afraid of the ramp to get in. He is pretty heavy, and he certainly can not get himself off of the ground if he had to. We opened up the wider door for him and put on a wider ramp for him, but he is still deathly afraid of it. We tried to teach him to use it, like everyone else, but he just won't do it. He will actually stand at the base of the coop and crow until I go out to lift him up into the coop. Could it be he is afraid of falling off of the ramp? Do you think I should maybe try to put some sides on the ramp so he doesn't get the fear of falling? We keep the feeders inside the coop - so I thought just having the food and water in there would entice him to use the ramp - NOPE. I have made the biggest chicken ramp ever...5 feet long and 4 feet wide...thinking the extra wide would make him not worry about falling off. Still NOPE. I'm at a loss.