angle of ramp?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by btoutcheque, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. btoutcheque

    btoutcheque In the Brooder

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    our coop is fairly high off the ground I was wondering what was the recommended angle of the ramp coming out the pop door?im afraid it will be too steep?
     
  2. 7acres

    7acres Songster

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    How high is it? Mine is pretty high and they have no problem. My nest and poop board are fairly high as well. I would measure but it is raining. They do well without it being ADA compliant
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

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    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 or an angle of 22.5º.
    "Adding a block attached to the end of your ramp (the higher the better) to make a step up will do a lot to reduce the slope."
    It may also allow you to reduce the length of your ramp.
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Good advice^^^
    Mine have 16" concrete blocks under low end.
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