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     So, I may have collected one too many little ladies. Between feeding the family and the piggies, we are having quite a bit of surplus right now. We live in a very close knit neighborhood with good people, so we decided to build an Honesty Box to sell the extra eggs.

     We built it double walled with insulation in-between. The eggs are unwashed with instructions on how to clean and store them.They are fine now with the weather being so cool. I plan to check on it daily to replenish and replace any eggs never leaving anything out there over 1 week old. In the summer months, I plan on only putting a few dozen out in the mornings and then taking out any extra at the end of the day for the pigs just to be safe.

     I'm super excited about it and I hope it goes over well.

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It's a good idea, I've seen them before, hopefully everyone stays honest.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 6

Cool!

 

Let us know how it works out in the long run.

 

What is your climate/location?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Central Louisiana. Cool and Mild winters and very Hot summers. I will for sure have to keep a close watch on the eggs in the summer.

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I like it!

Yes, let us know how it goes.

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Originally Posted by AMcMahon View Post
 

Central Louisiana. Cool and Mild winters and very Hot summers. I will for sure have to keep a close watch on the eggs in the summer.

You might want to insulate the door too for summer....and add some shade somehow?


Edited by aart - 3/2/16 at 4:46am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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