I need to remodel coop to accommodate the new chicks coming the first of April. I have a brooder for them but after that, they will go into the main coop. I am going to re-do my roosts and am wondering if the tiered roosts are preferred for a reason or can you just do level/straight roosts? I want to put a litter box under for easier cleaning, and the level roosts seem like they would work better. I have remodeled several times - drives my husband crazy, but I am always trying for the best/cleanest/easiest way to manage the hens. From where I started 6 years ago, I have made many changes, some for the better and some didn't work out at all. I love the PVC pipe feeder and the hanging waterer, so I am now back on the roosts. I built a poop board last spring, but I think the litter type box will work better for me. It does appear to me to be a trial and error thing or what works best for me might not work for you, but I kind of want to try the level roosts. Any thoughts/input will be appreciated.