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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by worms7, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Songster

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    How wide should i make my droppings /poop boards?
    How wide should i put my roosts I am thinking 2 roosts
    Cheers Phil
     

  2. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Songster

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    Hello, it would help if you could give and idea of what you coop will be like (A-frame, mobile, stationary, shed coop, etc.).
     
  3. TalkALittle

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    I have hatchery stock Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks. My droppings board runs the full length of my roost. It has a 2x4 frame. The roost is centered over it about 10" above. I've found that 99.9% of the poops land in a zone about 3 inches in. Every so often I find a poop or two that has landed on the lip that I have to scrape off. Next time I'll go a bit larger.

    Here's a aerial pic with a yardstick for reference. You can clearly see where most of the poop falls.
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  4. worms7

    worms7 Songster

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    8 x 6 shed can i use a 8ft x2ft poop board
    Cheers Phil
     
  5. birdwrangler057

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    I think so.(I like that your using feet/inches, being from England and all, it helps a lot not having to convert)
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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