Hi, My coop is still under construction, but the girls have moved in, are 7 week old and are pooping a lot. I've looked at a lot of the solutions to this on backyard chickens and the best solution I saw was the poop trough with external door to brush poops out into a wheelbarrow. Something like that would require a coop redesign so I started experimenting with the simpler solution of a poop board. My 4 pullets are not fully grown, so I put up a test board that was 12 inches wide. Sure enough after 2 hours I was pleased to see a nice collection of poops on the board. In the morning the flimsy old piece of thin OSB had snapped, but it had opened my eyes to the benefits of a poop board as I had a few fresh poops for the compost and not lost in the pine shavings. Test number 2 is a shiny piece of hardboard with thing wooden supports. Slotted in at an angle the idea is that the poops roll down and collect in the left side. The 4 chickens seem to always huddle together on the same side of the roost. The roost is 4 ft wide but they only use about 4 inches of it. If this pattern continues for ever then I could just hang a bucket. Board is on an angle, and slippery. Day 1 and the chickens seem fine with it. Am I inviting a leg injury from a chicken slipping on this angled surface? Should this poop board be made level for safety? Should I cut a hole in the coop wall so that poop rolls down and out into an easy collection tray? Should I replace the hardboard with a slow moving conveyor belt that goes through the coop wall, removes poop on the other side into collection tray, then self cleans as it passes back through?