After experimenting with a few different types of hardware - this ended up being the cheapest solution my children could reach as well as that didn't leave too much flex due to the double-hinge design. (Yes, it'll get paint.)
Yea, I think they look steep too, unfortunately I was so focused on "human-accessibility" for the main room area that I did not look at how much run-out I had to extend ramps through. They're not on a 45* but it is not low-vert.Ramps look kinda of steep.
But doesn't look like there's space to shorten and put a concrete block(16") under low end,
so might double the number of cleats.
Darn - makes sense but just another thing I'd not thought of yet. Not sure how I'd prevent that short of expanding the covered area out which means extending roofline and gutters or making an unroofed extension out to where the little garden area is now.You might find that your chickens try to fly down from the coop doors and hit the wall (they don't steer well).
My pen ends a little too close to the end of the ramp so sometimes my ladies catch a headwind and end up with enough lift to hit or even clear the fence.
It hasn't hurt them yet, but it's alarming.