cleat size and spacing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Aero, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Aero

    Aero Out Of The Brooder

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    I searched the database and was surprised to find no threads on this. I am building my ramp to the henhouse and am wodering what this great body of chicken knowledge suggests for cleat size, shape and spacing on a ramp.

    They are standard breeds.

    Thanks
    Aaron
     
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    One thing is for sure. Put something on it to prevent slipping. I made one of plywood and spaced the clets to far apart and they would slide every time they tried to come out. I went out and bought the rough material that you paste on step edges and it stopped it. LOL they were funny though. I can not tell you how far apart they should be. Jean
     
  3. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are about four inches apart and it seems to work well.
     
  4. Cruiser

    Cruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just built one & I used furring strips for cleats. I think they are 1/2 X 1 1/2 & I used a 2x4 as a spacer between them. So 3 1/2" between the strips.
    I have not used this one yet. But it is similar to the one in my big coop which works fine.
     
  5. Aero

    Aero Out Of The Brooder

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    this is great info, thanks a bunch
     

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