My roosts are really dirty.. I was wondering if that was normal? I thought the chicken's butt was suppose to be placed in a way the poop wouldn't fall on the roost. I am not sure if they actually poop ON it, or they just bring it dirt from under they feet. I never see "formed" poops on the board, it's just brownish and pretty hard to clean. I have leghorns, so they are not really big. My roosts are 2*4 placed in a way that the large side is the perching side. Can that be too large for them? I think I should have placed them the other way. What is a good way to clean a coop / roosts? Just water and vinegar doesn't seem to do such a good job. Sorry for the weird question. It's just that I see so many pictures with roosts completely clean, I don't understand what I did wrong in my setup. Oh yes, there is no way they can perch in another place and poop on the roost. There is nothing near it. They kind of look like the one on the right on this picture, maybe a little worst. http://ncpreppers.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/roost-with-removable-tubs1.jpg Forgot to mention: They went outside everyday, for all summer/autumn, even on rainy days. I think it could possibly be just dirty feets, but it is very hard to clean! Arg.