We are getting ready to install our nest boxes,whihc are milk crates...here is the idea. We have the frame from an old rabbit hutch (envision no hutch, just the legs and "platform" I want to mount a hog panel flat on the top of it, making a nice platform area to wire teh nest boxes to. This would also allow room for the birds to perch in the panel as well. Now, the panels are 4 foot wide, so there will be several "rows" of squares available, and the metal is quite thick, so it shouldn't cut into their feet. Since they will havea few rows under them, they wont ahve to be balancing on the wire, but can actually sit on the panel with their tush...before I do this, just wanted to make sure it would be ok. I dont see how it oculd potentially harm their feet or anything, but I want to make sure. I am hoping it works because then we could just lift off the panel, boxes and all, and take it outside to hose off and disinfect as needed-easy peesy!