Roost/ Poop ideas?

Angry Perch

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I am brand new, and just moved my girls into their coop. It may sound silly, but I'm wondering if there is a way to coax the hens to all sit on the roost in one direction. I hoped to put a poop board or clean-out tray under the back side, but I get two lines of poop instead of one.

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jreardon1918

Crowing
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My Coop
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Just added peel and stick tiles to the poop boards. They are 16" wide. They catch most of the poop. And the girls face both ways. Hopefully pdz + the tiles will make scooping even easier. I put about 1/2" of pdz in the tray.
 

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Farmgirl1878

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Just added peel and stick tiles to the poop boards. They are 16" wide. They catch most of the poop. And the girls face both ways. Hopefully pdz + the tiles will make scooping even easier. I put about 1/2" of pdz in the tray.
We used a pond liner. Just cut it to fit the poop deck. Then I put sand and pdz on the liner. The only drawback is that the girls live to dig down and move the liner... Really not a big deal as the sand and pdz dry everything out anyway. They just seem to think it’s fun to scratch at the liner.
 

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