Installed droppings board, *updated pix on p4*

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BeardedChick, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    How does this design look?

    I decided to re-do my roost and put in a droppings board.

    The board is 24" wide and made with FRP panel. It's about 8' long.

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    Next project will be to build 3 nest boxes under half the droppings board, and I think I will build a broody box under the other half.

    I need to build about 3-4 more feet of roost space and droppings board on the other side of the coop.

    Thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  2. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i don't have dropping under my roost but look good to me,[​IMG]
     
  3. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent Job !I too have just discovered "dropping boards" They make cleaning up alot easier and plus I am not putting alot of shavings into the composter or gardens....
     
  4. Lee

    Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay, I can't figure out what an FRP panel is. What is it? [​IMG]
     
  5. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today 10:36 pm BeardedChick wrote:
    How does this design look?

    The board is 24" wide and made with FRP panel. It's about 8' long.

    Okay, I can't figure out what an FRP panel is. What is it?

    if I'm right , but by the looks of it in the pic. it looks like a counter top that one would use in there kitchen , easy to clean , washable , won't rot as quickly as wood if it got wet


    just my 2 cents worth​
     
  6. MHF

    MHF Out Of The Brooder

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    Fiberglass reinforced panel
     
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, it's like a whiteboard material or something you could use in a shower surround. Very easy to clean and it's water resistant. I had a sheet of it sitting around from another project.

    It would be nice to use inside the nest boxes, if the hens don't mind the white glare. I wasn't sure that they'd like it to be tooooo bright.
     
  8. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Do they slip if they walk on it
     
  9. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    They walked on it OK. I didn't see any slipping at all. If that ends up being a problem, I could make it a droppings tray by building short sides and then put some wire over the top to keep them off of the FRP.

    Also I'm going to put a lower roost type board for them to hop onto before jumping up to the top roost. A little ladder over at the side might not be a bad choice...
     
  10. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about placing a very thin layer of pine shaving on the drop boards then all ya have to do is clean the board as needed and this will help if there are slipping
     

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