Ramp angle

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by neVar, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. neVar

    neVar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so tossing around wether my ramp is too steep- I think it is-butthen i've got several who truck on UP it and down it ok on their own- the one always slides down- but she gets rolling and flies off- (My big silkie partridge girl) but she's a bit of a hoot that way anyway the one who's always leading the pack

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    Dad built it- they had the strips down then felt it was too slippery so added the chip board 'steps' on it- which have more grip (apparently) i'm thinking more strips would be better. but the silkies have such fluffy feathery feet not sure it would matter!

    We could put it on a bigger block at the bottom which would lessen the angle a bit. But then again- 1/2 the chickens go up and down now on their own with no help.... hmmmmm
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I think more strips/rungs is always better - although the ladder seems to collect more poo that way. Experiment a bit - try putting the end up on a block first to see if the lessened angle works better for them. If that doesn't work, add more rungs.
     
  3. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks fine in my opinion,mine is that steep if not steeper and some of my chics slide then fly down then some walk down. I guess it depends on what mood their in because when they go to bed the all seem to walk up it fine.
     

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