No one ever showed them how.Moved my 8 wk old chicks to their new coop. They are not roosting on the perch but instead huddled together in the corner . Why are they not using the perch?
I've never had a pile of Silkies sleepingThey’re young they will figure it out you can show them if you want. The only exception that I know of are silkies they tend to pile rather than perch no matter their age.
From what I’ve heard I can depend on the chickens or the height of the roost they can have trouble getting up or down from the roost because of their feathers so they tend to prefer a lower roost. I have one friend who made hers a ramp to get up!I've never had a pile of Silkies sleeping
All mine perch unless chicks/ learning to perch or broody in the nest box