1 ft, need a ramp?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by farmerChef, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop i'm building is 1 foot off the ground, and I was wondering if I needed to build a ramp. I've seen them jump up 2 ft for treats and to get on the roost, so I don't think they'd have a hard time jumping. Should I build a ramp or not?
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    My coop is about the same height off the ground. I put a medium sized horse feeder in front of the pop door and they do like to use that. I would think that it really isn't needed.
     
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    yup. A simple 3'-4' long board, rough surface, should do just fine. 6' cedar fence boards are $2 or less.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I wouldn't bother, as long as the area they're jumping up to is not slippery.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd think they should be fine [​IMG]
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's a pic of my almost finished coop. still have to add a board in front of the nests, add shingles, and maybe a ramp.
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  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Adorable coop! A ramp isn't necessary, but if you have chicks some day, they might like a ramp to follow Mom in and out of the coop till they get bigger.
     
  8. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm.... after seeing the pictures - your entryway is so small, you probably do need to add a ramp. They don't always have the best aim jumping!
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Oh, gee, yes that is a rather tiny opening, what is it, maybe 7x10? You may want to enlarge it, unless these are bantams. If you do not want to enlarge it, you might just attach a little landing platform on the outside, just a 6x12" type shelf would be *ample*, you could go with less if need be.

    Pat
     
  10. Doormantnt

    Doormantnt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hole may be to tight for "standard" breeds. I would enlarge it and put a cinder block on the ground in front. A ramp starting that low would be hard to remember is there. I know I would turn the corner and trip over it. I would just go with a platform bout half way up, or use a block.

    TNT
     

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