Hi aart, yes, I know things are a bit cramped in the coop, but Im removing poo daily and they seem to be happy. Ive got aubiose and zeolite there and it all seems dry etc. Given that they seem to prefer a big hen pile in the nest boxes, theres loads of space they arent using! Anyway they seem quite happy and are let out first thing until they put themselves to bed, Ive ensured the run is big enough and has loads of enrichment items etc, and to that extent it is going well.
I could raise the perches, good idea. As i said, Im told ex batts arent used to perching at night and I dont mind if they dont want to... As long as they keep out of the nest boxes overnight!
Ill find ways to raise them up, I can see how it would be done.