Roosts-Installing a dropping shield

Chicnsrthebest

Chirping
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
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Has anyone ever installed a dropping shield under their roosts to stop the droppings from falling to the floor directly below the top roost?
I'd like to use some of the space under it but I need something to direct the droppings closer to the front, lower roosts, and not directly under the top roost.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

kreagerm

Chirping
7 Years
Feb 11, 2012
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Maybe something like a stepped poop board. So you would have 2 levels one under each roost?
 

confused

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 28, 2012
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Vermilion, Alberta, Canada
My grandfather had an angled platform under his roosts that slopped toward the wall, which in his case was an outsde wall. On that wall was a lift-up trap door. He could raise it and do all the cleaning with a hoe from outside the building. He actually had a similar set-up for feeding his fattener pigs with the troughs built just below the traps.
 

Chicnsrthebest

Chirping
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
87
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The sloping towards the outside wall is a great idea, because it would easily direct it outside.

In my case, however, sloping toward the outside wall of the coop wouldn't work because it's a six inch insulated wall because of our winter climates. I love the idea for a summer coop, though.

I was thinking of the two-level setup. I hope someone has tried it and has some pics to show.
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Wyogirl

Songster
9 Years
Apr 5, 2010
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Cody, WY
The sloping towards the outside wall is a great idea, because it would easily direct it outside.

In my case, however, sloping toward the outside wall of the coop wouldn't work because it's a six inch insulated wall because of our winter climates. I love the idea for a summer coop, though.

I was thinking of the two-level setup. I hope someone has tried it and has some pics to show.
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Pics would be great , as I need to re-do my roosts
Ayda
 

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