I am new to chickens and will be getting my first chicks the end of this month. I have a question about my coop. It is an Amish made coop with the roosts on one side (staggered). The floor underneath the roosts has kind of small gauge hardware cloth open to the ground underneath. The coop itself sits up off the ground on skids. There is a plywood board with a handle that fits down over the top of the hardware cloth section. Is that what is meant by a droppings board? If so, how does it work? If not, what is it's purpose? (I suppose this should be obvious to me, but it's not!) Is it supposed to function just as flooring that you take up for cleaning purposes? Would I leave it open (uncovered) for droppings to fall through during warm weather and then cover it for winters? I had planned to put pine shavings on the floor of the coop, but if I leave that section uncovered won't they just kick the shavings all over and they would fall through there?