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Poop board ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by reksat, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    My roosts are at 30" and 44"respectivly in a ladder configuration. My question is this : How far below the roost should this be located and should it be under both or just the lowest one ? Any advice will be very appreciated. Thanks
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    I would just make it a convenient height for cleaning it and getting under it to clean. I would think you'd want it under both roosts.
  3. jalexartis

    jalexartis Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2011
    Fayetteville, NC
    Under both. Sand works best [to catch their poop] for me. --jim
  4. fishin-nole

    fishin-nole Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    I use a plastic cement mixing tub under mine. Easy to pull out and dump in the compost heap.
  5. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    West Jefferson
    Quote:I put mine at 1ft under the perch, and it has worked great, very easy to scrape in the morning right into the bucket then to the compost.
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you can go deep enough, you could do a single dropping board. Mine are staggered, but only about a foot difference in height (have been raised since this pic). Do what works for you for easy managment - whether you go with one or two...
  7. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2010
    Slidell, Louisiana
    I went high for roost, approx. 6', with poop trays about 8" below. Need to move my roost out some more to discourage the girls from wanting to get on lip(edge) of trays. But it works great using the old cafateria trays...they are light, easy to scrape into a tote for removal to compost bin. Need to also build another n , alittle lower for smaller girls and older ones.
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:I'm not sure why - but the cafeteria trays made me laugh [​IMG] Your set-up appears very space conscious. [​IMG]
  9. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    Thanks everyone for the replies. Answers my ?'s

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