Hey folks, been off the site for a while due to work and the multitude of things that go along with getting the property here at home taken care of. So I'm back and of course have a question. I'm building a new coop for the girls out of a pile of pallets and a rather large gazebo that we took down at work. I was pleasantly surprised to be told that I could have all the lumber and tile roof off the gazebo if I wanted it... so I grabbed it! Three trailer loads of 4x4's, 2x4's, 2x6's, 2x8's, 2x10's and 2x12's mostly cedar with the 2x12's being treated lumber and most of it 10-14' long. The tile is actually concrete molded to look rustic and painted red and I think it'll do well on the coop. So anyway I'm in the midst of a 6x16 foot coop build for our current 20 hens and 2 roosters with plans to add possibly 20 more hens in the next few months. (my wife is selling eggs at $3 a dozen as fast as we can collect them so we're planning on more egg production for the future). I'm putting in 14 nesting boxes along the front wall and am hoping to put roost space above them with a poop board. We'll have close to 40 feet of roost space if I can put a roost and poop boards above the nesting boxes.
So the actual question is can I put a poop board above the openings for the nesting boxes and not cause any issued for the hens laying?
As always thank you for your time and response.