I was just curious as to what would be better for winter roosting. I have two lengths of roosts with poop boards underneath. One length the highest is a 2x4 on side and about 5 1/2 ft. long the other is a 2x3 on side and about 6 1/2 ft long. Currently the 7 birds I have roost on the highest roost which fits all of them just perfectly but I have two more chickens that will be integrated into the flock by end of November. Unfortunately with the additon of these two I do not think they will all fit on the higher but shorter length roost pole. (See picture) So I was thinking of removing the higher pole so that they would then roost on the longer length pole so everyone will fit together for warmth. The higher pole is directly under the eave vent is that bad for the winter? Also I was wondering for the winter are they warmest roosting on the poles or should I remove all the poles so that they will roost on the poop board shelf in the shavings. Will that keep them warmer or just make them messier sitting in the poop?