I have five chickens, one old english game hen and four silkies. I have had my silkie the longest, because I used to own three polish with her but they all turned out to be roos, but I had them sleeping outside before I knew that so they all learned to go up into the hen house at night. (I would go outside everynight and I made them walk up the ramp haha) I got rid of my roos unfortunately but I did get my game hen and she already knew how to go up there at night as well. However, when I got my three silkie chickens (2 months old at the time), I had to seperate them from my 2 other hens due to them bullying the other chicks, but now my silkie chicks are 5 months and my silkie is 6 months and I believe my OEG is about 8 months (she was a rescue). They are all together now and doing great BUT my three 5 month old silkies STILL dont know how to use the ramp to go into the hen house! Every night I make them walk up the ramp, but they always want to come back down into the run for some reason. Its such a oain and I've been doing it for a couple of months, and I always feel bad asking my neighbor to watch them since they have to walk in there and grab them. I dont know if they are scared of the ramp or whatever, but my other two chickens weren't, even my older silkie. How can I teach them to use the ramp? It isnt too steep, I think its a 7 FT board and the hen house is about 2.5-3 ft off the ground, and It has little grips. Any thoughts/tips? Am I doing something wrong?