Mount Everest CHicken ramp...will this work?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sarahal88, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Sarahal88

    Sarahal88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So DH has been kind enough to build me a chicken coop, but has not follow my specifications exactly. The coop is much higher off the ground than I wanted, and the ramp is quite narrow. Right now, the coop is living in his workshop and will be moved [​IMG]outside only once I am confident that the chicks don't need any heat lamp any more. They have been brooded in the coop for a couple of weeks but now they are getting big enough that I want to give them access to the run.

    However, as you can hopefully see from the picture, the ramp looks pretty intimidating. What are your suggestions for improving this situation? You think they can manage? It is about 3 feet or maybe a little more off the ground and the ramp is about 6 inches wide with cleats ever 6 inches.
     
  2. I got a problem. My wild turkeys didn't make to the secret Iroquois base yet. Now the hunting and fishing squad is scoping in their rifles. I need to build nice houses (coops) for these turkeys
     
  3. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you raise the ground end of the ramp with bricks ? It is awfully steep, if it gets wet, muddy, snowy it will be very difficult to navigate. If your birds are large fowl, the ramp is too narrow. Chickens are not so graceful as wild birds. they may fall of it often. It would be better to get ramp width doubled and more horizontal. [​IMG]
     
  4. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I look more at your coop, I think I see about 7 birds, how many are there? Are they large fowl? If so, I think the coop is too small. How many square feet is the floor and how many linear feet of roost bars do you have?
     
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  5. Sarahal88

    Sarahal88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the birds in there won't be staying in the coop - we're going to seperate out the roosters - about half the birds - and raise them in a tractor for meat. I can't remember the square feet exactly right now but we counted on 4 square feet per birds and 12 inches of roosting space per bird that will be living in the coop past 8 weeks or so.
     
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    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that's good. [​IMG]
     
  7. Davidhalpern2

    Davidhalpern2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too steep and narrow. After correcting paint the ramp with deck paint with sand mixed in to create a non skid surface [​IMG]
     

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