Construction, ramp width?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by RickMcD, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. RickMcD

    RickMcD New Egg

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    HI! I am new to all of this. Building a coop now. How wide should the ramp into the house be? I have some 2X6 lumber but thought 5 1/2" would be too narrow? Help. Thanks!
     
  2. spotstealer

    spotstealer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I used, a 2X6. Its plenty wide enough, and easy to manuever when i clean the run.
     
  3. Chad the Chicken Man

    Chad the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think it matters. I just made mine as wide as my chicken pop door. just make sure you put some dowels on the board so there is something for them to climb up the ramp on.
     
  4. sixty7x

    sixty7x Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think the width matters at all. I had a coop that used a 2x4 with a few strips of plywood for cleats. As long as they can have something to grip with their feet they're good. My new coop has a set of stairs thats 16" wide and they are up and down that thing all day going 2 wide.
     
  5. RickMcD

    RickMcD New Egg

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    Thanks a bunch, that helps. Now it's back to work.
     

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