My 10 chicks are now 8 weeks old. I moved them from their brooder out into an elevate coop last week. I left them in there for a few days with food and water so they could get used to their new home. About day 3 in the coop, I started opening the pop door during the day. Going on day 3 now with the pop door open, the chicks will walk up the inside ramp, look outside, but then turn around and just go back into the coop. To encourage them to use the ramps, yesterday I put some chick feed on the inside ramp, the landing on the coop wall, and some more chick feed on the ramp going down to the grass. The elevation is about 3 feet and the ramp is about 5 feet, so the ramp is not very steep. The best reaction I got yesterday was one chick came out and ate some of the chick feed on the top rung and the next one down. So she got down about 1 1/2 steps. Then she turned back and went into the coop. I thought the best method would be to let the chicks figure out how to use the ramp on their own, and once they figured out how to get down, they would probably understand how to get back up. But they seem content to stay in the coop. Although I think I made them a pretty nice coop, I would like to see the chicks get out of the coop and go down into chicken run with fresh grass. Will the chicks figure it out on their own or do they need to be trained? I want to continue to feed and water the chickens in the coop, but would be willing to try options if needed to get them down into the run. How long would a person give the chicks to figure it out themselves, or is there a better way to teach them to use the ramp? Thanks.