Our silkies are 5 months old and we have yet to see them walk up the little "ladder" to their coop. Ours is a 2x4 with tree branches about 1 1/2" thick as the rungs of the ladder. This is the same design we use for our LF coop and even our tractor where we stage chicks. All of the other birds walk up them just fine. We've found the silkies in the rain, in the snow, at night... they always just stand at the base of their coop. Is it a sight issue? Though our Polish walks up it alright too. I don't know what to do but it's frustrating that they can't seem to put themselves into the coop. The silkie hen should start laying any time now and I would really like her to lay her eggs in the coop rather than on the ground, but once we get them out of their coop, they don't go back in until we put them in at night. We have tried leaving them in in the morning but they will stay in their coop all day and never leave. Any thoughts or suggestions?