good late afternoon,
I want to know the advantage of a poop board ?
My chickens seem to poop where ever and when ever they feel the urge. mostly on the concrete sidewalk leading to the coop door.
I modified one side of the new feeder today.
it seemed that there was just not enough room for the chickens to get their head into the trough without bumping their combs on the wood.
I increased the slot along the bottom up to 2 inches so the feed could "ooze" out a little better.
this feeder would work just great with pellets or granuals,
but I need it to work for ground oats and corn.. that is what I will be feeding my meaties . in the mean time I bought 100 pounds of the feedmill's egg formula which is a lot like the ground oats and corn.
found 2 eggs in the nests today.. maybe they are going to start producing again ?
Just in time, too. last night I had a lady call looking for some butchering chickens.. I told her to wait for 2 weeks until I decide if these are going to lay or die ..
If you build a coop only 4 feet wide, plan on cutting a foot or two off of your cleaning shovel handle.
compare it to shooting pool in a closet .
a wide door for a wheelbarrow is a must.
cleaning a coop is no picnic, so why make the process last longer than it should ?
I should send a picture of my coop cleaner outer .. I do not have to do anything but drive the tractor away with a full bucket .
I strongly recommend concrete floor.
with a dirt floor, after awhile, the ceiling gets higher and higher..
I do not recommend linoleum floors either. they can become slippery.