Creative ladders ideas?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sakmeht, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of what I could use as a ramp and had an epiphany! Our backyard has tons of cutter bee boards that we picked up to edge our landscaping areas. I flipped one over and stuck it in the coop against the pop door and it would be perfect! Anyone try this before? The little holes would provide great traction, I would think. Any other creative ideas for ramps?
     
  2. Brigala

    Brigala Out Of The Brooder

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    With the new laws saying that drop-side cribs can no longer be sold or re-sold, it seems like there might be a lot of people ditching parts of cribs. I have an old crib-side I think I might use as either a roost or a ladder leading up to the nesting box.
     
  3. CacklingCarolyn

    CacklingCarolyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That sounds like an awesome idea!
     
  4. Sakmeht

    Sakmeht Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat! My husband would kill me if I tore apart our crib - we'll end up selling it when our youngest is done with it.
     
  5. Brigala

    Brigala Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Check Craigslist and make a post offering to upcycle old now-illegal drop-side cribs into chicken coop parts. I bet you'll get donations!
     
  6. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dh just made a ladder using some shingles left over from the exterior. put together a couple of rows and placed upsidedown, so they have a little ridge for footing. Not sure if they are using it . . . wish we had a little video cam at bed time. [​IMG]
     
  7. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on the hunt for a vintage wood ladder which seems to be tossed out at the salvage yard often. They have nice wide bars and I can hang stuff from each side as well. Thoughts?
     

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