Thanks Ballerina Brid for the pics. very helpful.
Edited by CherriesBrood - 1/31/16 at 7:01pm
Have you had slide out trays before? One of my coops has one.... Bunnies are in there at the moment (yes, quantity and quality differs from chooks) but it's more trouble than it's worth. Animals don't poo in a thin layer so as to stay level with the tray. In my experience, they tend to poo in one spot, or a selection of favoured spots. When you pull the tray out, any higher area of poo gets scraped on the underside of the tray insert. Also, my chooks do pretty big poos, in the shallow trays on this coop, I reckon you'd always be squelching it through the tray holder. If you are going to have trays, I'd make them deeper than the depth of the commercially available type. The tray is also difficult to manipulate and to carry, and if you don't want to carry it to the compost bin, it's hard to transfer the poo from this big wide thing to a bucket or something. I'm not a fan of trays.