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letting chicks into the run

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My chicks have now been out of the laundry room and in the coop for a week and I was wondering if I can let them into the run yet?  I have been putting them in a portable run when I get home from work so they can get some outside time.  They need to climb a pretty steep ramp, a flat board with wooden rails as tred, to get back in so I'm not sure if they would know to do that. They are all fully feathered and fluttering around so very mobile.  Thanks for your advice.

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I think what you have in mind will work real good. The one thing you mentioned that I would change/fix is the steep ramp. Would there be any way that you could build a small landing for that steep ramp and then add another ramp from the ground up to the landing? This is why we big people have such landing on our high decks, to take out the steep and give us a rest. :old 


Edited by Rosemtnar - 4/27/16 at 5:37pm
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Thanks for the input.  I do have a little landing so I think it might not be to bad.  I'll give it a try and see what happens.  If they don't figure it out I can always change it or teach them :)

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They will figure it out, probably not for a day or two, but they will. Good luck and if you can, post some pix.

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