1. trooper

    trooper Songster

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    I'm making ladder roosts for my coop.I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me how high the bottom 1 should be off of the floor and what the distance is between steps.I have it tilted about 22 degree angle so that bottom chickens stay clean.Thanks My ceiling is 8 ft
     
  2. Gardenpig

    Gardenpig In the Brooder

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    i'd like to know this too. I am planning my first coop design right now and trying to figure everything out.
     
  3. SouthernChick

    SouthernChick Chirping

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    I went 12" for every step so your first one would be 12".........it is also 4 feet wide they love it!
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    I think I went 2' off the floor to start with but the bedding has gotten up high enough for it to be more like 6" at certain times of the year. I put the roosts about 18" to 2' apart because all I have in that coop are standard birds. Though my bantam Cochin kids come in all the time and hop right up to the top without any problem.

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  5. darkmatter

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    Quote:See my BYC page for pics. I recommend you use a carriage bolt on the upper ends so you can pivot the whole ladder up and out of the way when cleaning/working inside the coop. Just be sure the top rung is far enough away from the wall to prevent the chickens from streaking the wall. (lesson learned, I had to remove the original top rung from the ladder assembly)
     

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