Chicken coop ramp depth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RhondaSue, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. RhondaSue

    RhondaSue Just Hatched

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    Currently building my chicken coop. My babies will be hatched around April 4th.
    I am curious how deep my ramp to the coop should be.
    Thanks[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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  3. RhondaSue

    RhondaSue Just Hatched

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    Your runners are closer than mine, I think I will add a few more to mine.

    My friends are hatching Easter eggers for me
     
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  4. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may not realize it, but for low doors such as yours, ramps are not needed at all. The birds can easily make that hop. We expect them to fly up to roosts and nest boxes.....why not pop doors? About all they need for this is some type of perch or step to fly to that is just outside the pop door. Maybe run a couple 2 x 2's under the coop to extend out about 8" or so, with a 2 x 4 (flat side up) spanning those to form the step for them to land on, the top of which is about level with the bottom of the pop door. And about twice as wide.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: 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 and an angle of 22.5ยบ.
    "A 4x4 block attached to the end of your ramp to make a step up will do a lot to reduce the slope also."
     

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