I would like to use a dropping board in my chicken coop. However, I am having a problem with its placement. My coop is 4x6, sits two feet off the ground, and will be home to 5 chickens. The roost will be 4 feet long so it is placed on the side wall that has the highest pitch (it has a slant roof). Now, the problem I am having is that the doors to the coop are along the 6 foot side. There will be two of them, that way I only have to open one side to clean it in the winter. It has come to my attention that most of the coops on here you guys can access the dropping board from the front, making for easy cleaning. But I have to access it from the side, unless I want to crawl into the coop. It will be removable for easy spring cleaning but I need help on in between cleanings. Any ideas on how to clean it from the side? What if I put shavings on it and some DE? How deep would the shavings be? Then I just kind of turn it every few days? Or I could try and take a little kids rake and try and rake off the worst stuff every day.... Or what if I just used DE like a litter box? Would that make it easier to rake? The dropping board is going to be a a 2x4 board covered in linoleum, I can add a lip if needed. Any other ideas or suggestions? They would be greatly appreciated.