using grip tape on ramp

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chirping

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    hi, my duck was slipping alot so I just put some grip tape on the ramp do I have to worry about bumblefoot? Don't think the duck will spend much time on it, just in transit
     

  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    How long is the ramp and how much of it is covered in grip tape? Unless we're talking about a long ramp that is totally covered in abrasive tape that the duck will be walking up and down several times a day then I wouldn't think there'd be a problem [​IMG] If a problem seems to be developing then remove the tape and replace it with small bits of wood - something like I've don't on this ramp here:
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  3. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chirping

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    Its a ramp to the chicken coop it shares with some chicken buddies. Maybe 4 foot long, completely covered with grip tape. The other side I had glued chopsticks to but the duck slipped alot on it.
     
  4. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Songster

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    Just check the underside of the duck's feet now and then to be sure that they aren't being abraded.

    It's a good thing if you can prevent your duck from slipping so hopefully the grip tape works out well.
     

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