So I already invested $11 in this nice composite deck board for the ramp and want to make it work. The last one we had was wood with rungs nailed on that ended up rotting and falling apart after 3-4 years. It also got covered with poop and could not be cleaned easily. I thought the "wood grain" finish on the composite decking would be enough traction but I was dead wrong. Ten of my dozen chickens can make it back into the coop with lots of flapping, squawking and comic cackling but two of them can't even get inside - my frizzle rooster whose wings are useless, and my extremely fat barred bantam cochin. Do you think putting this tread tape across will make it workable for them: http://www.amazon.com/3M-7647NA-Saf...ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1337737790&sr=1-1 It is a 6 foot long board and I would say the door is about 3 feet off the ground. I also have silkie chickens on the way, so they need to be able to use it as well and I know their wings aren't going to be very helpful.