We live in a flood plain and the barn will flood - it has 10 foot side walls so we were able to build a Hen House 2.5 off the ground, it is all contructed with an attached run. I have an 8 foot 2 X12 as a ramp that leads down to the run. The problem, my 9 birds don't walk up the thing to go in at night , they are all huddled up in the dark in the corner of the run. Yes I put on the light in the hen house and even took the outside feed in early and even thought if I just leave them out there for a few extra hours they would get the idea and walk up the ramp and let themselves in, Of course they walk down it (most of them) they rest just kind of fly down it. It really isn't that much of an incline. Any ideas on how to get them to come in at night? One other thing when can I start the scratch? Should I use that to get them in? We bought them at the farm store on March 8, I would say they are now 10 weeks old. Thanks to all.