Hi guys, I'm finishing up renovating a 100 year old pig pen into my "new" chicken coop for my younger ladies. I've been trying to use as much reclaimed/used materials as possible and only really have the nesting boxes left to put in place. My "babies" just started laying this week, so I'll take to mean I need to get my behind in gear installing boxes. I have tons of scrap lumber around I was going to build into boxes, but my DM had an idea, she has a ton of old, sturdy plastic milk crates lying around. I was thinking I could cut a "egg retrieval" hole in the bottom of them, then mount them to the wall in a row with a exterior wooden back flap across the whole bank of them so I could collect from the outside. I hope that makes sense. I was thinking that they'd be easy to clean, I'd put a piece of cardboard or something in the bottom to keep nesting material from falling through and probably rig some sort of ledge on the front to keep the shavings from falling out all the time. What do you guys think? Good idea or not?