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How Daring is a Chicken?

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I am planning on moving my little chickens (easter eggers and bantam silkies) out to the barn soon. This barn has been out of commisison for a while...we just bought the place and we want to get it functioning again as a hobby farm type barn. We have goats housed in what used to be an area for cow stalls and there is a small room at the back of the barn that I think would be just right for chickens...except for the fact that the barn is built on a slope and the floor of this room is about 6-7 feet from the ground...I want the chickens to have easy access to a run outside. 

 

The goats do just fine on a ramp. Would chickens be OK with a setup like that? Or, possibly a series of platforms?

 

If I get a chance to post pictures, I will!

 

Please, if anyone has tried out something like this, let me know how it went. 

 

Thanks :)

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pictures would definitely help, but if the goats use it the chickens should be fine too

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Check Out My youtube channel Hillaire Farming, just getting the channel up and going but will start to be more consistent with better weather to film.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsFO-eXQXMqMdYaIi9KJ_Sg

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Welcome to BYC!

 

Pics would definitely help.

I've seen a few very long ramps for situations like this....

...or they might be able to fly up to a platform in front of pop door depending on the breeds and individuals.

 

Beware that goats will gorge on chicken feed, sometimes fatally. 

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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