I got really ambitious this past weekend and decided to make some ladders for my chicken coop. It will be a long time until my little chicks will be living outside in the coop, but I wanted to get a head start. I headed over the the hardware store and found pre-cut pieces of wood that were perfect for building ramps. I did have to make a few cuts with a hack saw, but other than that it was really easy! Adjust the length of the ladder to your coop.
|I bought three 48" pieces of lath and two 4' x 8" boards (for two chicken ladders)|
|I cut the lath (by hand, ugh!) into fourteen 8" pieces|
|I evenly spaced 7 pieces of lath on each board|
|Then I drilled pilot holes through the lath and the board.|
|The lath strips were screwed to the board on each side|
|Add paint or stain if you like|
|The final result: Two custom made chicken ladders!|