Using chicken door

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fresh Eggs, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all,


    I have 8 and a half week old chicks that have been outside in their " Big Girl " run for about 4 days. They have been great at getting in the coop, but they are using my door! Their door is 4 feet up, with a stepladder attached, but they wont use it!!! I leave to school every morning, and I have to leave my door open for them to get their food and water!!! Any ideas on how to " train" them to use their 8 paned glass door???


    Thx,


    Fresh Eggs
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    What do you mean by stepladder? Do you mean a ramp, or something with rungs? (Sorry, I'm just trying to imagine so that I can help). [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a ramp then you could set them on it. By doing that they will learn to start using it.
     
  4. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is an old oarchard latter. I have seen a FEW use it, but not all.


    Thx,

    F.E.
     

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