My chickens usually go broody around March 15th. I moved since last year and the coop I built at the new house has an elevated inside structure where the chickens lay eggs and stay when the weather is too cold. The ramp up and down is about 12 inches wide and very steep. My concern is that the new born chicks might fall down the ramp or fall off the ramp. At it's highest point the ramp is 3 feet off the ground?
Does anybody know if a newborn chick can survive such a fall? Are they smart enough to stay on the ramp?
I considered just boarding up the hole leaving some chickens inside and some out, but the new mom generally likes to take the baby chicks out for walks and to show them off.
Does anybody have any experience with this?
Edited by PBlanck - 1/24/16 at 5:38pm