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How to Build a Poop Board with a Ladder Roost?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aoxa, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Okay so let's get to the point.. I have A LOT of chickens, and everyone swears that poop boards are the most amazing thing. I'm wondering how I would encorporate them into my coop (actually a big barn).

    If you have a ladder roost, and poop boards, can you please share your images and experience?

    I would need something under this roost...

    Under this one...


    Or should I just scoop the poop and get on with it? :lol:

    Stable boy is my best friend. I sprinkle it under the roosts every other day to dry up the poop. Definitely helps. I just go through far too much bedding and it's costing a lot of money. I'd like to use sand or something I can scoop like a litter box, or something that even lasts longer and is cheaper than Klin Dried Pine shavings.

  2. Look up Deep Litter.

    Poop boards are a pain in the butt.

    I have 85 layers and some roosts like yours.

    I clean mine once or twice a year. Mine is in a barn too. 2 horse stalls.

  3. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I've tried it, and it is too smelly with the waterfowl. I could do it if I could remove all water.

    I'll just continue to do what I'm doing then I guess :) Thanks!

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