- Aug 29, 2014
I have two three-month-old pullets named Odette and Odile. Their roost is 21" off the coop floor (it is a raised coop). Odile is the alpha -- larger, more outgoing, and wants to do everything first -- but Odette is the only one who has mastered jumping off the roost. Odette is a little hesitant, but she can jump off by herself with no problem. Odile, however, really struggles and is scared, and when Odette jumps off before her, she looks so miserable that I feel sorry for her and carry her down. They both will delay for a long time, and if I don't intervene, I really don't know how long they would stay up here. Is the issue that Odile needs to go first and that's what's holding up the show? With such a short distance and a small coop, I really don't see how a ramp could fit in a helpful configuration (and I have no DIY skills anyway). Is there a way to help her learn to jump?