Don't worry, he'll get better at it,,,,,,especially if you teach him,,,,,,,,do a few yerself,,,,,he'll get the hang of it! It took ours a few days and the first ones were pitiful, now he goes off at 4;15 every morning in the coop. for an hour at least. He just wants us to know he's up even though it does'nt get "light" around here til 6;30. I fully expect some morning to let them out, and he'll be naked and bruised, due to the hens "having had 'bout 'nuff of this crap"