old ladders okay?

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

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a very old wooden ladder be okay as a ladder to get to the nest boxes? Looks about right to me, but maybe I'm wrong?
     
  2. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    I use an old antique ladder for their roosts, so I'm sure it would be fine to get to the nest boxes. Some of the old ladders have metal stretchers next to the wood rungs - be sure to remove them!

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  3. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question - these old ladders may have paint and such on them, do I need to scrape that all off, or will the chickens leave it alone?
     
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No issue, the most they will do is rub it off eventually. Very good use for a old ladder. I make my chicken ladders and roosts out of birch saplings and drill a hole thru them and run a piece of #9 wire to hold them together
     

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