Hello, I do not have chickens yet...just two indoor house rabbits. I do have a rabbit hutch that I would like to convert to an outdoor chicken coop. I would take out the wire floor and put plywood down the legs, and leave the floor open. I have heard from people that the deep litter method works well in that the chickens like being on straight dirt and you dig in sawdust and create a place from then to root around in. My question is this, I would only have about 3 chckens. I am a bit confused about the roost. Is it a platform where the chickens sit...or do I put a perch, with a place for the eggs to roll down. How do you keep the eggs clean if they roost on a flat platform because they seem to poop all the time. Thanks for replies. Sunny.