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ramp too steep? pop door big enough?

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I'm finishing my coop tomorrow! Time for the chicks to move out of my bedroom (the only dog-free room in the house.) 

 

One question I have before I move the girls in, does the ramp look good to you? I think the slope is probably fine, but I am worried that the opening isn't big enough. I've got some good sized breeds -- Cinnamon Queen, Delaware, Easter Egger and Salmon Faverolle.

 

 

Thoughts?

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The opening looks fine to me, but without dimensions its not easy to say. This search may help in determining whether your  ramp is ok.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=ramp+dimensions

 

good luck

 

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Originally Posted by meredithfp View Post, does the ramp look good to you? I think the slope is probably fine, but I am worried that the opening isn't big enough.

 

Thoughts?

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." Most chickens can jump 24"from the floor to a vantage point.

If you have 12"between the ramp and the floor opening I think you will be fine.


Edited by Hokum Coco - 5/1/16 at 3:48am

Hope this helps,

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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:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iE82dIWdsw&feature=em-upload_owner

 

If you are not living for something;

You are dying for nothing.

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I would double up on the cleats on the ramp though.
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2 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Black Sex Links,. 1 Golden Retriever, 1 "old man" cat and 2 Betta.
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