Teaching chickens to use their ladder

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by here-a-cluck, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. here-a-cluck

    here-a-cluck Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2009
    HI everyone:)

    I recently put our chickens in their coop. We finally finished it now that they are 10 weeks old!! They are unsure how to use their ladder. Once up they won't come down, once down they won't go up. THey also won't jump up onto their roost pole?! I know this isn't behavior they should just know since they have been in a pumpkin box since they were 2 days old.
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Give them time, they'll figure it out. You may try different heights of perches close to the ladder. They are at the age of alot of jumping & wing flapping.[​IMG]

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