Steps or platforms instead of ramp, pictures please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LaurelRidgeDreams, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

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    If you have pictures of steps or platforms used instead of a ramp, please share. Working on ramps this week for inside and outside of coops. Thanks!
     

  2. ll

    ll Songster

    My camera was broken during a fishing trip this weekend [​IMG]

    I am in the process of placing large flat stones to use as steps. I'm not sure how this will work out.

    Good luck with yours.
     
  3. suzyQlou

    suzyQlou Songster

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    Mine's not quite finished yet, but I use a little platform. It's just a 1x4 board that sits 2 feet up, on the end of my run. The hens hop up to the board, then duck on in through the chicken door to the coop. I move my coop and run separately every day. Depending on the hilliness of the day's location, the coop might be a little higher or lower than the run. Some days the hens just walk on in through the door, some days they need to duck a little bit more. The platform helps to smooth the transition.

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    (btw, in this photo, I was still using a plastic tub for shelter in the run. The chicks started out using it as the first step into the coop. Once they got used to the coop, I removed the tub. The hens have no problem hopping up the 2 feet that they need to hop to reach the coop.)
     
  4. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

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    Thanks for the idea, very interesting!
     

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