When will my chickens learn to walk up the ramp into their coop at night?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by connor97, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. connor97

    connor97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chickens are about 13-14 weeks old now, they dont know how to go up the ramp at night I have to catch each chicken individually every night and put it in the coop.
     
  2. acemario

    acemario Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did some "chicken training" to teach ours to walk up the ramp. We bought some "Happy Hen" meal worm treats and sprinkled them up the ramp. The hens quickly walked up to eat all of the worms. We would then sprinkle a few back down the ramp. After a few of these training sessions, they quickly walked up and down! Hope this helps!
     
  3. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That brings me back to last year when I was putting up our young chickens every night. I would climb in the tractor coop and push them up the stairs for the first week....until I knelt in chicken poop. They figured it out on their own in 2 days. Good luck!
     

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