I am in the middle of building a 4X8 coop, which is raised 2' off the ground. I have heard of people talking about poop boards, but thought it was just extra work (I had planned on the deep litter method). While on the forum last nite, I saw one persons poop board, oh my god that was alot of poop. So I was thinking of putting a roost 2' high in coop, with a poop board 20"high (coop will be 5' high in front 4' in back). To me this would allow the chickens the full use of the floor space, without getting pooped on. Though with the poop board being 4 feet up, it will be harder to clean. Any thoughts? Also, I plan on having vents in the roof area at the front of the coop. How big should they be? They will run the full length of the front of the coop (8'). I will also have windows in the front of the coop. Should the vents on top be 12"???? 6"???? 8"???? high??? The vents will be open in the winter and the windows closed. Thanks everyone!!!!!!