Pull out poop board ideas and photos

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Leigti, May 24, 2016.

  1. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to make the poop board in my chicken coop one that I can pull out. I have a 4 x 8 raised coop, and roosts run along one end of it. [​IMG]
    There are three roosts there, yes I know they are crooked :) I will also fix that. The bottom part is basically just a box with PDZ in it and I would like to be able to pull it out because I can't reach all the way to the back. I am also lowering the roosts and the poop board a few inches. I am not very handy so explaining how you did it and some pictures would be great. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I don't have pull out dropping boards, but I would think cabinet tracks (which I'm sure you could find at lowes/home depot in the kitchen area) would work.

    If you lower the dropping board and/or raise the roost, then you should be able to reach in there much easier. I always leave at least 6 inches (and 8 inches in some coops) between the dropping board/roosts so that I can reach - I also use a 6" drywall knife, which helps too.
     
  3. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. Now I have a place to start. I will look up cabinet tracks at Home Depot. And you're right, I did not put enough space between the roost and the poop board. My friend actually built the coop for me and it came out great except for a couple little modifications that I need to make. She had never even heard of a poop board and I think she thinks I'm crazy for wanting it but that's OK.
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Here I call them dropping boards, and I use them in all of my coops. Two of my coops are walk-ins, but one is a smaller elevated coop, and I insisted on a dropping board in it too. I've redone my coops far too many times (mostly roost/dropping board/nest box arrangement revisions), but this is the original way I set up the dropping board in our small 4x5 housing. As you can see - easy to reach (although I do have to lean my body inside the door opening)...



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  5. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once I lower them a little bit it will make it easier to reach also. I bet your birds like to look out that window. I think that having a droppings board is a good idea, once I get it made the way I like it it will be nice.
     

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