Here's the chicken Taj Mahal: The roosts are 4 feet 6 inches up from the floor, hence the ladder. We were thinking they would just hop plank to plank on the ladder to reach the roosts, but they are trying to walk up on the ladder. While they are walking, they are sliding right back because that board is a hardy board and is smooth. Chickens are five weeks old. Will they learn to hop on the ladder or straight to the roosts or do I need to provide another "step" solution? Thanks!