Is a 45 degree ramp angle too steep?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Der Alte, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Der Alte

    Der Alte Out Of The Brooder

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    For chickens going from the henhouse floor to roosts or nest boxes, is a 45 degree ramp angle too steep? If 45 degrees is too steep, what is the maximum angle you would recommend?

    TIA,

    Der Alte
     
  2. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    45 degrees shouldn't be too steep. Thats about how the ramps in my coop are. Just make sure you have some kind of little pegs or cleats for the chickens to grab on to so they don't fall off.
     
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, and if yours are like mine, most bypass the ramp and use the wings God gave them to get in the henhouse and up to their nest boxes.
     

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