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post #21 of 26
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Not, the top of the ramp is normally level with the roost. I don't like it but the way the roost is built across the corner, there is no other way. The chicks don't have a problem getting up or down but I'm going to change the whole thing next summer when I add onto the coop.

post #22 of 26
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OOPS - that should read no instead of not. Makes more sense.

post #23 of 26

You can always put a concrete block(tall ways) under low end of ramp to lessen the angle.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #24 of 26
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Good idea. Wish I had thought of that. They don't have a problem going up but I usually lift them off, which isn't all that bad because it gives me a chance to give them a quick check. Thanks again.
post #25 of 26
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Good idea. Wish I had thought of that. They don't have a problem going up but I usually lift them off, which isn't all that bad because it gives me a chance to give them a quick check. Thanks again.

Best to run a couple screws thru the top of ramp into edge of roost board for stability.

I use deck screws at the appropriate length for ease of installation and later removal/adjustment. 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #26 of 26
I don't use a ramp for the roost as that just makes it that much easier for something to get them on the roost if something where to get in there house any ways and what ever it is it is going to be killed
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