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post #11 of 313

Very nice Opa and thanks for sharing this with us.  I love it!  Do you put anything on top of the astroturf?  Do the hens use the boxes without any "bedding" in there?  My coop is a combination chicken coop and goat barn with a 4' wide access area between the two spaces.  This would be a great place to have the discharge end of your design.  I could just walk into the little barn and gather the eggs.  Hmmmm pretty cool.

That's our grandson "Doopy" peeking out of the barn.  He was afraid of the big green tractor.
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That's our grandson "Doopy" peeking out of the barn.  He was afraid of the big green tractor.
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post #12 of 313
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DO NOT use any additional nest materials or the eggs will not roll out.  I haven't received my order of additional nest pads so I have had to leave those spots empty.  I wanted to install this unit as quickly as possible and once it is installed I can't get very good pictures, so you will just have to imagine that those empty spots have nest pads in them.

Chicken_Angler, I designed this unit to be installed in a indoor wall.  My coop has a chicken area and a work/storage area.  It could be very easily adapted to install in an exterior wall by simply adding a roof over it after it's placed in the wall and by adding doors to the access side.


Edited by Opa - 1/22/10 at 5:48am

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #13 of 313

Looks great Opa, I can see the longer ramp making a huge difference. Wonder if the egg eating chickens will eventually evolve to having really long necks? lol


Edited by ranchhand - 1/22/10 at 11:56am

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

Memorial Thread

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post #14 of 313

Opa, thumbsup you are indeed a man with many talent's. Great Job.woot

post #15 of 313

HEY OPA  are you going to start selling roll-out nesting boxes?  What is the cost of one?

"The true test of a mans character is what he does when no one is watching."
John Wooden
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"The true test of a mans character is what he does when no one is watching."
John Wooden
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post #16 of 313
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I could build you a six nest box for $175.  There is quite a lot of time involved and about $40-50 in materials.  If this price seems high then check out this rear rollout nestbox http://www.strombergschickens.com/products/nests.php

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #17 of 313

Wow! That is so awesome! Do you think it could be done where the eggs roll out the front? Maybe with a piece of wood over the "collection area" to keep them from getting at the eggs.

The Carolina Cluckers: 3 SLWs, 3 EEs, and 3 Blue Andalusians / Frank and Fran, the Golden Pheasants.
The "Other Critters": 21 Horses (Yes, 21), 3 Cats, 1 Jack Russell Terror, Tinkerbelle the Mini Poodle, and breeding Std and Mini/Med Goldendoodles and Std and Mini Poodles
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The Carolina Cluckers: 3 SLWs, 3 EEs, and 3 Blue Andalusians / Frank and Fran, the Golden Pheasants.
The "Other Critters": 21 Horses (Yes, 21), 3 Cats, 1 Jack Russell Terror, Tinkerbelle the Mini Poodle, and breeding Std and Mini/Med Goldendoodles and Std and Mini Poodles
www.hummingbirdhill.net
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post #18 of 313
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Originally Posted by Humhill 

Wow! That is so awesome! Do you think it could be done where the eggs roll out the front? Maybe with a piece of wood over the "collection area" to keep them from getting at the eggs.


While there would be no way to convert my design into a front rollout nest I'm sure that coming up with a front design wouldn't be that difficult.  Just a matter of putting the old brain cells to work.

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #19 of 313

Hey OPA!
I am one of the folks who got your communal roll-out nest box plans and am anxious for DH to get started.  I assume that plan used your old depth dimensions. Since we would be doing an outside mount, I was wondering - you really added a lot of depth (6") to the ramp - do you think something in between the 6 and 12 would do just as well.  Otherwise, we are going to have an enormous box sticking out of the coop! roll

Thanks for another great idea and all your help!

Sassafras Springs Farm: Home to our little flock  of 11 "girlie chicks" who join 2 goats, a donkey, 3 dogs, 2 cats and a human family of 4!


Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away...
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Sassafras Springs Farm: Home to our little flock  of 11 "girlie chicks" who join 2 goats, a donkey, 3 dogs, 2 cats and a human family of 4!


Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away...
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post #20 of 313

Great job Opa! 
   I think I'm in love. big_smile

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