Yesterday, I took my Rhode Island Reds out of the brooder in the basement, and introduced them to the coop outside for the first time. I let them explore the coop for about 4 hours yesterday before bringing them back in. I have had them in there almost all day today. They haven't quite figured out going up and down the ladder yet. I tried to get them used to it by placing them in the nesting box section. They would get to the edge of the ladder and just jump. They wouldn't even attempt to go back up. I tried sprinkling food on each step to coax them up, but that didn't work either. Finally, I put them back in the nesting box section, along with their food. They stayed up there then. I know they will go up and down freely eventually, and I'm not trying to rush it by any means. I'm just curious about everyone else's experiences with this. Did you use any specific techniques to help them learn? How long did it take before your chicks figured it out?