How to get new laying hens to use chicken tractor ramp

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 62chickenlady, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. 62chickenlady

    62chickenlady New Egg

    Aug 20, 2011
    I just got my chickens (ready to lay hens) three days ago and moved them into a nice little chicken tractor...but I can't get them to leave their house. Underneath is a nice fenced area for them to scratch and run, but they won't go down the ramp so far. Today, we lifted one hen out and put her underneath, hoping she'd entice the others to join her...but they did the enticing instead and, after half an hour, she ran UP the ramp. Any ideas?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Chickens don't like change and take a while to adjust. You could try a few treats, or even sprinkling some food on the ground outside. Or just wait.

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