how can I build a chicken ramp

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by I <3 Chicks, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. I <3 Chicks

    I <3 Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    how can I build a chicken ramp so my hens can get up on the shelves in our coop?
     
  2. OrganicEggs75

    OrganicEggs75 Mottled Rosecomb Heaven

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    What I would do is get a long piece of wood that usually works for my chickens [​IMG]
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a pic of my outside ramp. A pressure treated 2x4 with 6 inch piece 2x4 screwed ot it.

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    Here is a pic of my inside ramp to the roosts. 1x3 with pieces of scrap 1x1 attached to it.
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  4. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I <3 Chicks :

    how can I build a chicken ramp so my hens can get up on the shelves in our coop?

    Here is a picture of the one I built, it is a 10 inch 1x2 and I attached 3/4 inch smooth wooden rods for traction, total cost was about 8 or 10 bucks.

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  5. CrackyMcZap

    CrackyMcZap Out Of The Brooder

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    I nailed short lengths of grape vine to an old fence board. The hens don't care what it looks like.
     
  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used pr treated salvaged deck board. I used table saw to rip 5" long pieces of the pr treated stock into 1/2" thick x 1" wide pieces. Then I used my pneumatic brad nailer to nail them on to the plank every 4". I did two for inside and two for outside to service the two pop doors. I coated the ones outside with old motor oil. Makes them last longer, and soaks in quickly. I did the stoop for the coop entrance the same way with the motor oil to preserve the wood better. Mine do not ever use the ones inside. They just hop up or down from their nests, which are at 24" ht.

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    [​IMG] The chooks just hop up to get to the walkway along the nest shelf. It is at a ht of 24". They never even use the walk boards at each end. They are just visible in these first two pics.[​IMG]

    In this picture, you can see that the chooks just hop up on the poop board (24" ht) to get to their roost (48" ht). So it is likely that yours will not even need a walkboard inside
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  7. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I <3 Chicks :

    how can I build a chicken ramp so my hens can get up on the shelves in our coop?

    I usually start with a hammer and nails with a piece of salvage lumber from somewhere. Maybe a saw too.​
     
  8. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I usually start with a hammer and nails with a piece of salvage lumber from somewhere. Maybe a saw too.

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