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Very cool home, lucky little chickies. If no one is rubbing spots on themselves going in or out you'll be fine. I'd go with it and watch if I were you.
 

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Its very cute, but also very high. I dont think the door will be an issue if their bantams but the ladder will.
 

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Apyl said:
Its very cute, but also very high. I dont think the door will be an issue if their bantams but the ladder will.
I don't have any bantams, will it be a problem for regular sized chickens?
 

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Maybe it just looks smaller in the pic. How big is the hole?
I just went out and measured. 8" in wide, 7" tall. I started with 8.5" x 11" and when I added the door frame I guess I wasn't paying attention and decreased the size of the hole. I think I should definitely make it taller.

As for the ramp, it wasn't that steep, I added the wheels and yikes it seems tall now. I still have at least another 3 weeks before they move outside, so I still have time to make some changes.
 

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What breeds do you have? How many will you have in it?

- as for the ramp, I am meaning the ladder type steps. You may want to add a back to the ramp so they dont have to hop from each step to the next and balance. With a back the steps would give them grip without making them jump to each step.
 

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Apyl said:
What breeds do you have? How many will you have in it?

- as for the ramp, I am meaning the ladder type steps. You may want to add a back to the ramp so they dont have to hop from each step to the next and balance. With a back the steps would give them grip without making them jump to each step.
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1 production red

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1 Silver Laced Wyandotte &
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1 black Australorp

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1 barred Plymouth Rock

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1 buff orphington

Do you have a picture or the kind of steps you are talking about? Sorry, this is my first time doing all this.
 

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This is not my pic, I found it to show you an example. For yours I would just add some wood to the sides so the steps dont hang over. Know what I mean.


By the way, your chicks are cute. :) As for the size hole, I think 8 inches wide is just finde for the height I would go a bit bigger. Orpingtons are pretty big I would guess at maybe 8 to 9 inches high for the door. Sorry I wish I had better measurements for you. My oprington was a good 12 - 15 inches tall. My barred rock is decent size as well but more wide than tall.
 

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Apyl said:
This is not my pic, I found it to show you an example. For yours I would just add some wood to the sides so the steps dont hang over. Know what I mean.
Oh, okay! Thanks! I can do that very easily.

I do think I need to make the door taller too. =)
 
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