hatchlings and climbing ramp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by McGoo, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Eggs under my broody will soon be hatching. I've got her in a revamped doghouse, but the only way in and out is a ramp. How long will it be before the little ones can go up and down a ramp?

    Here's a pic which shows the angle. I was thinking that I could extend the ramp and make the angle a little less (though they could fall off the sides).
    At first, I'll put a piece of wood at the entrance so the little ones can't get out and mom can. I don't think that'll last too long as they grow fast.

    Need suggestions on how to keep chicks safe. Thanks

  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

    Jun 21, 2009
    I would put money on it that they can do it within the first week.
    Mine could get up on the roosting post - albeit it was a 2x2 and was low but they could get on it within a week.

    jax fl
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Quote:Thanks Cal. I'm a little surprised by how soon, but it's great news since I do want mama to do the work.
  4. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    My baby and toddler pens have a higher ramp than that..don't worry it will become a run way real soon with take off near the top [​IMG]
    We turn ours out when they are a week old with no problems.

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