My husband and I recently moved into a home that had an existing coop. We have been in the process of cleaning it up and doing a bit of new installations for our first batch of chicks at the end of this month. :-)
It's a fairly small coop, but my husband has been working hard on making everything I want fit in there :-) He has built a dropping board frame, which measures out to 28" from the wall to the end of the frame. I am thinking I can get away with about an inch of overhang for the droppings board, which makes my droppings board 29" total.
Here are some photos of what we have so far:
I would like to have a two-tiered roost system, with the upper roost being a 2x4 and the lower being a 2x2 so they can decide which one they prefer.
My question is, do I have enough room to put two roosts without having poop off the board and/or on the wall behind?
Also, while I'm here - I am thinking about enclosing the exposed beams with some plywood and insulation underneath because I don't want the chickens to hang out up there rather than on their roosts. Do you have any thoughts on that? For those of you with exposed beams, do your chickens try to hang out on them?