Poop board height

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WNCGamecock, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. WNCGamecock

    WNCGamecock Hatching

    Mar 8, 2013
    Western NC
    Is there a certain height range we should consider for our poop board? We've got it down for 33". Too high? Too low? Thoughts?

    Thanks! :)

  2. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    Mine are about 6 to 8" below the roost bar. They are a table top poop board that is not removeable. I scrape them and dust with DE every now and then. This height allows me to utilize the space below the poop boards to hang a feeder or waterer. The roost bars are at about 30" from the floor with a ramp. The birds use the ramp and line up on the bar at night.

  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Crowing

    Dec 6, 2012
    New Brunswick,Canada
    My poop board is 3 1/2 inches below my roost and pull out similar to a draw and is roughly 2 feet below my next level of a 3 level coop roughly 6' in high.

    The top photo shows the edge of one of the 2x4 roosts (there are two 2x4 roost on that side). This feature also catches eggs laid through the night.


    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013

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