Is this ramp too steep?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by birdstheword, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a picture of inside my 3 1/2' by 4 1/2' coop. The ramp leads to the roost on the left, which is 42" above the floor (after I do the DLM). It also has a landing about 12" up on the right. Our chicks are almost 5 weeks old and still in the brooder so can't test it out on them.

    Do you think this ramp will work? Is ramp even needed?

    Could they fly up and down that high in that tight of space without it?

    I could lower the roost a foot but I hear that they like to be higher up.
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  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Doesnt look to steep to me, my ramp into my coop is fairly steep and they get up and down it just fine, in fact they play on it more than they use it to access the coop lol
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    What breed are they? My Sussex & cochins wouldn't be able to make it up there. My Creves, Houdans and Sumatras, yes. Maybe the Orloffs.
     
  4. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 4 chicks

    1 RIR
    1 LH
    1 EE
    1 Cochin

    The reason I asked is I hear that chickens don't like remodels, so I wanted to get everything right ahead of time
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2011
  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    Mine is almost vertical with bigger steps and it works great
     
  6. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I think I'll leave it as is
     

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