Chicken ladder - angle and inches between blocks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickylou, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2009

    Could you all give me a ballpark for how steep of an angle a chicken ladder should or shouldn't be?

    Also, between the rungs or little trim pieces on the boardwalk how many inches is good?

    Thanks in Advance! [​IMG]
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    It reeeeeaaaallly doesn't matter much [​IMG] I wouldn't go steeper than 60 degrees or so, 45 is lots better. They will hop, not walk, from one rung to the other so as long as they're not like four feet apart [​IMG] the spacing isn't especially important. If you're worried, make 'em closer together.

    Really chickens can cope with almost any ladder/ramp/step setup you provide [​IMG]

    Have fun,

  3. jprinc44

    jprinc44 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2008
    south-central Va.
    I built mine about a 45 degree angle and about 16-18 inches between rungs. They roost on them at night and you want sufficient room for them to sit or stand on the rung, and not be bothered by the birds above. for my guineas, 2 feet is too close as they like to threaten each other,m and the length of their neck has to be considered. Also if they roost above one another, they eliminate at night, so the more angle you have, the better so they don't poop on each other. HTH Janet

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