Hi again everyone, sorry for all the questions today! As I mentioned in another thread I'm planning to build the roosting perches today over a poo box. The plan is to utilise some of the existing fittings and the coop layout as much as possible to keep costs, time and materials down. I'm a bit worried that the girls won't be able to use it happily though. What I plan to do is to use 3 perches, each one acting as a 'step' to allow the chickens access to the next one. The first perch is 18" above the floor of the coop, and the other two are both about 18" higher and 12" further back than the last. Each perch is 2x4 with the wide edge up. I clipped the girls' wings a couple of weeks back and I really have no idea how well they will navigate this sort of arrangement. They are currently still sleeping in the nest boxes although before I clipped their wings they were trying to roost along the fence, so I'm hoping they will be keen to try out their new roosts providing they can get up there. Do you reckon they can negotiate 18" up and 12" back from each perch, even with (very) clipped wings? FWIW the plan is to have 'cupboard doors' under the first perch to allow cleaning out of the poo box. There will be a horizontal, welded mesh screen on a hinged wooden frame running straight to the back wall from the first perch. The other two perches are then obviously about 18" and 36" above the poo box mesh respectively, with a good 12" margin front, back and between. The only way they will be able to poo on the floor from a perch is if they sit on the lowest perch facing the back wall - any other way the bin will collect it. Any thoughts?