Sandpaper in the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lisa Arbour, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Lisa Arbour

    Lisa Arbour Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anybody know if it's safe to use sandpaper in the coop? My girls are slipping a little on their ladder/ramp to their perches and I was wondering about the safety of using sandpaper between the rungs.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I doubt it would hold up well
    I suspect the rungs may be too small for them to grip
    A good size would be at least 1.5" diameter
     
  3. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about mixing sand in paint and painting it?
     
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  4. Brookliner

    Brookliner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen the non slip stair trends at the stores like home depot and lowes. You could. Maybe cut those and attach them to the space between the rungs. I think the sandpaper would wear out in a day.:thumbsup
     
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  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: Ummmm.......wouldn't the space BETWEEN the rungs be .....air?

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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Sounds like it's maybe a ramp with cleats attached?

    Can you post a pic?

    It might be that the angle is too steep, or the cleats are too small and/or too far apart.

    I doubt that sandpaper would last long.
     
  7. Lisa Arbour

    Lisa Arbour Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all of you for your input and advice...I'm new to this so I'm learning as I go. I guess for starters, I called them rungs when they are cleats. I think that they are 1 3/4"...I'll have to check. I spaced them 6" apart because that seemed to be the most popular spacing for larger birds, based on what I learned on BYC. The paint idea had occurred to me. We painted the deck and steps leading to their coop with a product called Restore. It has a really thick, rough feel to it. Maybe that would work. I'll try to post some pictures. Thanks again!
     
  8. Lisa Arbour

    Lisa Arbour Out Of The Brooder

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    Hopefully, this works...never posted pix on BYC. I'll have measure the dimensions of the cleats, but hopefully this picture will give you some idea of what it looks like, as well as the angle.[​IMG]
     
  9. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    wow,, can I move in ??
     
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  10. Hokum Coco

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    I think OScarlet has a good idea!
     

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