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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Janie hall, May 20, 2016.
I have 15 chicks and 4 ducks
Can an anyone tell me how to do an easy ramp from coop to run?
I've done various types of ramps here...ones with rungs and ones without rungs. What I like best, and what is simplest (in my opinion) is just tacking scrap shingle material along a wide plank/board (overlapped a bit, just like shingles on a roof). It's very easy for the birds to get grip/traction and it's easy to hose/clean off. For chickens I've just used a 6" deckboard (shingle material sticking out on sides about an inch, so more like 8" total). I'm not a duck person, so don't know for sure - but would think maybe a wider ramp would be better for ducks??? So if you don't have wider planks, maybe two boards side-by-side???
Oh...and I just use a single screw through the plank, angled, into the side of the coop to hold in place. If you want better stability, nail or screw a small resting strip of board in place to rest the ramp on, and then screw the ramp on.
Wow thanks so much. This is a huge help
We will be put hardware cloth on this morning!
Thanks golden feathers here is what i came up with
Your doorway is so low you probably don't need a ramp, the chookens could jump up there. Mine can even jump up to my door which is about a metre off the ground, when they have a mind to.
I figured when they get older they could get in. But, the r still small.
Ok i have to admit i didnt sleep well last night, as it was firdt night for my chicks n thr new coop. Going out in 30 minutes to let them out. I checked on them tsice in the night.
Also can anyone tell me what kind of cochin i have two of the pretty ones