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How high can ladder be?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MeadowBrookFarm, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. MeadowBrookFarm

    MeadowBrookFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We are converting a stall in our horse barn into a chicken coop. There is a small window (about 1.5 feet square) about five feet from the ground. I was wondering if that was too high to use as a pophole. If we built a ramp up to it and then down on the outside, would that work? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. spike844

    spike844 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think it would be a problem to build a ramp that high. You might just have to try it out and see if it works.

    -Noah
     
  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it will work great.
     
  4. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is elevated off the ground and the pop hole is about five feet high. The chicks never had a problem going up but initially would not walk down but would just fly down to the ground. Now that they are a bit older they navigate it up and down with no problem. Just be sure to give them something for their feet to grip about every 12 inches
     

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