We are in the final stages of finishing the run.... the girls were recently introduced into the coop from the brooder- and in the meantime they are "cooped" up until we get things finished (they are 5 weeks old). The coop is 5'x3.5', and will go against the back fence on our sideyard, inside the run (its 8' wide, and we will be putting in a redwood gate 8' from the back fence, so a 8x8' run). The coop will be in the corner, meaning that we have 3' from the pop door to the side of the house. I do have a 36" human access door in the front, but we have already cut the pop door on the side (for the time being, we have a sheet of plywood blocking them in). I know that most chickens can and do just fly down from the coop, ours is 2' off the ground. But unless we have a serious incline on our chicken ladder (which would be far more than a 45 degree angle) we cant fit a chicken ramp from their pop door Poor planning on our part, lol. I have two options: 1. keep the human access door open 24/7 and build a ramp from there. The coop is INSIDE the run, so no threat with predators etc. 2. Build "steps" for them to fly down to. Do a 12"x12" deck right at the pop door, and then another step 12" below. Has anyone done this? Is it too complicated for them to get back up? I would appreciate any advice, I'm new to raising chickens and cursing my poor planning decision, but if anyone has had this delimma (pictures would be GREAT) I would be eternally grateful! Thanks!