I'm a beginner raising a flock of 5 beautiful pullets - 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks and one Rhode Island Red. Started with week old chicks that are now 22 weeks old. Expecting eggs any day now. The girls have ramp issues. They all will go up the ramp at dusk. One fearless Barred Rock will come down in the morning. The rest are well, chicken. They will hover around the ramp, look down a the feed, but insist on being carried down. The ramp goes down a trap door opening in the floor of the coop. I converted a backyard play set into the new coop. Here is before and after pictures: The ramp is at a 45 degree angle, has cleats every 6 inches and hardware cloth stapled between the cleats for traction. The floor opening is 13 X 18 inches. Here are pictures of that. If I place the chickens on the ramp from above, they panic and hop back off. The feed is always downstairs in the pen area, although I do supply water both up and down. I'm prepared to be patient, but wondering if anyone has suggestions on how to get these ladies to come down on their own.