- May 17, 2021
I got a few more chickens than I have roost space, so some of them have been sleeping on the shelf in front of the nest box. Their droppings get smashed into them and the shelf, so I built two portable mini-roosts out of scrap 2x4's that I place on the shelf after I close the nest box for the night. For some reason only known to them, my chickens now fight over these even when there is space on the 8' roost! In the morning, I remove the portable "roosts" and just brush the dried droppings off instead of having to scrape, soak, and scrub.