Angle of the ramp

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

  1. Dooner

    Dooner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2011
    I built a small run 40" wide by 7' x 30" tall when I first got my three hens. This was after I got my Ware chick n cabin and I decided that was not near what they should have for space. Then I realized that the coop was not going to be enough for our winters. So, I am about done building a 4x6 coop. I want to use the run with the new coop but the pop door starts at around 26 in off the ground so that leaves about four inches for the hens to get out. So I need some creative ideas. I could add 2x10" boards on the bottom of the run or figure out some way to cut out the top and cage in the ramp or...... Also how long would you make the ramp if it starts at the 26" height?
    Last edited: May 19, 2011
  2. Speed

    Speed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2011
    The Berwicks
    I put 4 roosting bars in my coop all at different heights. The lowest one is about 3 feet high and the ramp goes to that one. The ramp is about 6 inches wide and 52 inches long. I added some cleats for traction every 4 inches. I used scraps of lumber to make the cleats. They are 1/2 inch by 1 inch and and 6 inches long. They do use the ramp to get up on the first bar then i they fly to the other bars, most of the time I go out and 9 of them are squished on the highest roosting bar that's about 5 and a 1/2 feet off the floor. Sorry for rambling . LOL I think if you made it 36 to 40 inches long that should be plenty long enough, just add cleats for traction and they will be good.

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