I have been designing my first coop based largely on information you all have shared. One of my goals is to make it as easy as possible to do the morning chores since I will more than likely be dressed for work. I will incorporate outside access to nest boxes and put the food and water as close to the door as possible. I don't really want to walk through the bedding each morning. It occured to me that it would be great if I could do something similar for the dropping board. I am considering putting the dropping board on drawer slides and being able to pull the whole thing straight out the side of the coop to scrape it off each morning. The wall of the coop would look like it had a drawer front on it. Secured of course. Has anyone tried this?