Polish hen won't use ramp to get into coop....

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  1. beachcoopgirls

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    I have four chickens ranging from 4-6 months old. Three of them manage to make it back into the coop at night but our polish is having difficulty and I always find her roosting on a big box we have in the run . Usually I don't mind helping her into the run at night but tonight we came home to pretty moderate rainfall and a poor soaked polish hen [​IMG] when the chickens are outside the run free ranging she is able to flutter into the coop through a larger door (2.5ft off the ground) but when in the run she would have to use a ramp (about 4.5 ft) ... What can I do?!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Show pic of ramp please.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It's too steep...put a few blocks under the low end to bring it to about 30-35 degrees off horizontal.
     
  5. beachcoopgirls

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    Thanks I'll try it- but what I don't understand is that if I put her on the very end of the ramp she (and the others) can all walk up it...
     
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  7. beachcoopgirls

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    Oh well...I don't know then..... maybe she can't see well, too much top knot?
    Is there lots of windows for light in the coop?
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    ]I'm thinking its a sight problem because of her feathers but I hate to cut them. She just started molting today so maybe that will help?
     

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