We just finished building a new duck house, and can't figure how to get the ducks to go in the darned thing. Part of it is that they think they should be going the opposite direction to the garage, but even when we convinced them they ought to be going in the house, they couldn't figure out how to get up the ramp. We're trying the deep litter method, and we have the whole thing elevated so that it's not sitting in melting snow and mud, so the doorway is pretty high - probably 15-18 inches off the ground - and we have a 6 ft ramp to it. That's apparently way too far to expect them to walk single file and they end up pushing each other off half-way up it. We eventually gave up on the ramp and put an upside down nest box outside the door for them to stand on. The still needed help getting on that, but they weren't freaked out when we lifted them onto it the way they were when we tried to put them all the way inside. So, question - will they get the hang of the ramp eventually? Or should we be thinking stairs instead? Or do we need to make a wider, more textured ramp? It's one foot wide now, but the doorway is two feet, so there's room.