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Coop ladder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by haus, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. haus

    haus Out Of The Brooder

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    How steep of a chicken ladder can I have. I am putting a ladder from floor of coop(4') to a landing about 18" tall and then another ladder from stoop to ground. I don't want the pitch so steep that my chicken won't or can't use. I am getting my first set of chicks in May and want to have everything just right.



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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My ladder in my big girl coop is probably around 45 degrees. The ladder for my little ones to climb from their run into their coop is probably a little less than that, more gradual. But that's because they're silkies, and silkies aren't known for being the best ramp climbers [​IMG]
     
  3. haus

    haus Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information... I will be posting pictures later as I think I will have a little less pitch.. Almost embarrassed to post too many pictures as my coop is missing the final touches..

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  4. gdplum

    gdplum Out Of The Brooder

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    ...make your ladder two times as long as the distance between the roost and the floor....
     
  5. TN_BIRD

    TN_BIRD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also put a raised platform under the ladder/ramp (chickens hop on the platform and then up the ladder)

    Maybe a couple cinder blocks would do the trick if you don't want to make a long ladder/ramp.
     

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