Ramp into henhouse

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ZRider10, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. ZRider10

    ZRider10 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have any easy suggestions for building a ramp? It only has to go up about a foot. Thanks!
     
  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took a 1x10 board and nailed a few 1x1 pieces to it to give the chickens something to get footing with and attached it to the edge of the coop pop out door.
     
  3. Schroeder

    Schroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw where someone had taken 4x4 or 6x6 post sections and buried them vertically 2 abreast. The tallest two next to coop, with subsequent pairs at decreasing heights. I liked the fact there is nothing attached directly to the coop, and it is easy to find short lengths of leftover posts (i.e. cheap).
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's only a foot off the ground (unless I misunderstood), you really don't need a ramp.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    What's the ramp for? So chicks can navigate or running a wheelbarrow? Something else? If it is for half-grown chickens, they won't need one.
     
  6. ZRider10

    ZRider10 Out Of The Brooder

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    The ramp's for the chickens to into the coop. I made the chicken door a wee bit on the small side and thus far my hens won't jump up to it. They will jump into the coop if the human door's open though. Do y'all think 6 inches is wide enough for a ranch. I do have some 2 x 6s lying around.
     
  7. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chicken ramp is a 2x6. It is a little on the narrow side, but it works just fine. We have all standards.
     
  8. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did attach little about 1x1 pieces of wood going up the ramp for them to grip. But I'm not sure we even needed to do that.
     
  9. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    Mine have a 16" high jump so I put a 36" board going at a slope to it. It is attached with a hinge so when we move the tractor it's out of the way.
     
  10. Chauntecleer's Keeper

    Chauntecleer's Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 2X6 works good. I nailed a shingle to it so it would have texture. Works great.
     

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