So, we have been working on the coop and run for my new hens. We will build a covered run once we've finished the coop. We raised the coop up off the ground today, and one of my hens just flat refused to go up the new ladder. She didn't seem to connect to "that's how you get in." The EE hen did fine and went right up and I thought the Speckled Suffix would follow. In the end after chasing her around for 20 minutes, I cornered her and just physically put her into the coop. I'm attaching a photo. Is the coop just too high up? It's about 3 feet off the ground. Would it help to make the ladder wider??? Thoughts? I don't see how I can make this ladder any less steep without making the fenced-in portion (which we haven't yet built) too long. Any ideas about how to get the bird in? Also, I noticed something funny. When I make little "peeping" whistles that sound like a baby chick, she just follows me all over. I could get her to follow me right up to the ladder, but not ONto it. She's never had chicks - I wonder why she follows that sound? She can be way across the yard and if I make that sound, she comes running. She's sweet - but she won't go to bed!