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Hi, building a new coop on a hill. I'm looking for ideas for ramps, or steps to get the chickens out of the coop ( nearly a 3.5 foot drop). I'm worried a simple ramp will be so ridiculously long. Thanks!
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Hi, building a new coop on a hill. I'm looking for ideas for ramps, or steps to get the chickens out of the coop ( nearly a 3.5 foot drop). I'm worried a simple ramp will be so ridiculously long. Thanks!

A good rule of thumb in a perfect world:

Make your ramp twice as long as the drop which would give you a 6/12 pitch and an angle of 22.5º.

"A 4x4 block attached to the end of your ramp to make a step up will do a lot to reduce the slope also." Where you coop is on a slope you have that to take into consideration in the design.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 3/15/16 at 2:36pm

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Hope this helps,

Check out this link leads to a Video interview on me and my grand daughter done by a local TV Station on our WHITE HOMING PIGEON loft:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1478351/carrier-pigeons-continue-to-connect-family/

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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I agree with Hokum.

 

I would put a stump, concrete block or some other type of "step" at the end of the ramp so that it doesn't have to be so long.

 

I would say 18 inches  if not 2 feet step at the end of the ramp is fine. I haven't meet a chicken yet that can't jump that high.

 

Also most chickens don't start at the bottom of the ramp anyway they jump up onto the ramp at 1/4 or 1/2 way up.

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