ramps to the nesting boxes

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jeffery57, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. jeffery57

    jeffery57 In the Brooder

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    here's another stupid question from someone new to chicken raising. I'm preparing to build my nesting boxes. how high off of the floor and do the chickens need ramps to walk up to the nests or do they fly up? ( I hear you laughing)[​IMG]
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Songster

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    It depends on how high you want them, if you want them high than they will probally need a ramp. Mine a 4 feet off the ground and the chickens can jump right up there. They have a support beam going across so they can hop on that, then choose a nest box. If their wings are clipped they will probally need a ramp.
     
  3. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Mine are only 8 inches off the floor, no ramp. How high are you planning on putting yours and what breeds do you have?
     
  4. BrynnRDH

    BrynnRDH In the Brooder

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    Is it bad to just put them on the floor? That is what we were planning to do with ours. [​IMG]
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Not "bad" at all. However, how long do you think you'll enjoy bending over all the time to gather eggs?
     

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