I caved to peer pressure a month or 2 ago and put a droppings board under the main roost in the coop. It is about the best feature of my coop! I can't believe the difference it makes. Being able to scrape off the poo and toss it in the compost with no wood chips mixed in it is so efficient. The coop stays unbelievably clean. The hens were scared of it for a couple of days but they're over it now. If you don't use one, I'd say consider it!