Hi - I am designing a coop for my backyard and live in an area with cold, snowy winters. My thought was that instead of having a door to the outside with a permanent ramp, that I would have part of the floor drop away to become the ramp. When the chickens were put up for the night, I'd pull the ramp up. When I went out in the morning, I'd drop the ramp down. I would never be able to use one of those automatic coop door openers but was just wondering if anyone had tried this. I am trying to find a way to have the ramp be covered so that if it is raining or snowing, the chickens can still go down the ramp out of the weather. (I am planning to have the coop about 3' off the ground with open space underneath so they can go outside without getting wet.) Any thought or ideas?