ramp into coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bug263, Jan 10, 2009.

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  1. bug263

    bug263 New Egg

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    our coop is 3 ft. off the ground and are wondering if we need to build a ramp up to it or will the chickens fly up when we start letting them out?
     
  2. namreknat

    namreknat Out Of The Brooder

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    I would build a ramp for them;to make it easier for them to get in and out of the coop. Just my opinion. [​IMG]
     
  3. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3' is a pretty high jump. Ours make a 3' jump to get onto the outdoor roost, but to have to aim just "so" to make it into the coop might be a challenge. A ramp with ladder-like rungs will make their life a lot easier.

    Good luck!
    -Christian
     
  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go ahead and build a ramp for them.I have one coop 4' high.Some of my chickens prefer to fly up in it.The others prefer to use the ramp. [​IMG]
     
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    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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