Just got two Rhode Island whites (is this a real kind of chicken?), 3 months old, and I brought them home and put them in their new ark with open bottomw, food, water, lots of bugs and grass...and they aren't moving around. They pooped a bunch and haven't had any food or water or even left the covered area. There is a platform off the ground (only about four inches, tops) and about a three-inch gap before it's open space. There is a roosting pole that goes from the platform to the end of the ark (not my favorite, but that's how DH built it, so we'll see). Is it possible that the hole bugs them, or that they won't hop down? If that's so, what can I do between now and tomorrow morning?