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building first coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PerryChick67, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. PerryChick67

    PerryChick67 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    How far apart should the slats on a chicken ramp be placed? and how wide should they be?
  2. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Central Iowa
    There is no magic distance. It would also depend on what type of bird you have, if you will have young birds in the coop. The slats are only for traction. Mine are about 8" apart and I have young birds and bantams that use my coop.
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 3, 2012
    Our ramp is roughly 48" long and 13" wide we spaced ours about 8" apart and they are each about 1 1/2" wide.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2012

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