Problems... They like to sit on top of the nesting box in the morning for a few hours and sometimes they end up sleeping there overnight. They obviously poop a lot at night and this doesn't help them to stay clean. We built a roost for them with plywood under it, about 8" so we could clean it up and the droppings wouldn't get inside the coop.
The roost is an 1.5 inches square peice of wood and I notice they aren't in love with it. They are about 4-5 months old and I hoped this would be perfect for them. Would a round one be better?
Please give any suggestions on what is seen in these pics. Currently the bottom is open on 3 sides with the door shut. Bottom openings are 18" tall. The back of the coop where the roost is has the only back. Should we enclose this whole thing?
I sort of feel like this needs reconstructed like this picture. Something with a small opening to let them in and out and not have to go inside the run. Not a problem but would be nice. Also we need to add a small window for ventilation of we totally enclose the coop.
Below you will see pics of our current setup.