OK~ here's my situation. I have built a coop 6X10X8. I have 8 nesting boxes and 10' of perch on one wall. My hens prefer to sit in the boxes instead of perch when roosting. So after reading many messages, I am going to move the perch to a higher position and lower the nesting boxes. Sound good? How high should boxes be? Can we put the roost over the nesting boxes? Thinking about putting some type of "tray" under roost to catch poop. Any thoughts? Today, my hens are free-range, but I plan to build a run. What should I use for fencing? Chicken wire, chain-link? I am trying to keep cost down, so any suggestions would be great.