As I have been finishing up the last touches on my coop redesign, I have seen an alternative to the classic droppings board. Some designs I have seen with a wire mesh under the roost area so that droppings can fall all the way through to a separate container that slides out for disposal. Has anyone had experience with a similar setup? It seems like it could be slightly easier each day to clean out a catch basin than scraping off a wooden plank. The area the basin slides into would be secured against predators as well as sealed against drafts. Thanks again everyone. Hopefully in the next week I will be sharing the overall concept for critiques/suggestions. There are a lot of 'nice to haves' I am trying to include so we will see how this last week of planning goes.