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ramp into coop question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mistylady, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    How far apart should the little help em' up the ramp boards be apart? I'm talking about the little boards that go across the ramp. Its time to build the ramp!!!! Yeah!!!! Thank you for any help! The chickens send their thanks also! The faster I can get the ramp done the sooner they can go in the run!!! [​IMG]
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    The spaces between mine are 3", I used 1x2 strips for the "steps". My 6 week old chicks can climb up and down them with ease.
  3. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Ohio near Coshocton
    Thank you!!!!!
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I think I put mine about 5" apart. Here is a photo.........


    One is missing because I hit my thumb while nailing it in and then "punished" it for not being nailed in correctly! There is another one there now and my thumb survived this time.[​IMG]
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Not to spoil your fun or the aesthetics of your plans, but unless they have chicks following them around, hens don't really need a ramp. They will jump/ fly just fine to and from an elevated door. That being said, I do have a couple landscaping blocks thrown in front of our hen door for steps, but I doubt the birds care at all.

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