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ramp pitch

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by derby, May 25, 2008.

  1. derby

    derby Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Boonsboro, MD
    Can a heavy chicken walk up and down a 45 degree ramp? Do they need a flat landing area at the bottom, or do they just hop off when they want?

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  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    Heck yeah!! They might need those little strips tacked on to help. (They look like little steps) Check out my homepage -The Corolla. I got a great pic of the ramp and it's 45 degrees. It's for bantys but I've seen the heavier breeds use them as well.
  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing 5 Years

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    A good rule of thumb in a perfect world:
    Make your ramp twice as long as the drop which would give you a 6/12 pitch and an angle of 22.5ยบ.
    "A 4x4 block attached to the end of your ramp to make a step up will do a lot to reduce the slope also."
  4. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster 5 Years

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    A good source for the strips on the ramp is wooden yard sticks. The big blue and orange home improvement stores sell them for less than a buck. Cut them to length and nail them on. I wonder if carpet tack strips would work? They are very cheap too.

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