My chickens won't get in the roost.

cindy65

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 10, 2009
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Tacoma Washington
My chickens will not get into their roosting area and nest boxes.
We put a ladder and a ramp going up into it but they just don't seem to be understanding how to get up there. I have gone in to the coop and helped each one up but they will not go by themselves. I am afraid they will start laying eggs on the floor of the coop.
Can anyone give me some advice on this?
 

BigSkyChickens

Free Bird
10 Years
Apr 3, 2009
446
4
131
Pleasant Hill, CA
Yes, pictures would help.....

Make sure there isn't too much space in between the rungs of the ladder.

Try putting some treats/crumbles on the rungs or ramp.....that's how I taught my chicks to go up the ramp to their coop.

Also, how old are they? My chicks slept in a pile next to the next boxes until they were about 4-5 months old.

Good luck!
 

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