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The 24" depth came after watching hens reach under the partition.  I tried to find a length that would position the eggs far enough that they couldn't reach them.  However, since adding the the curtain I've not seen any hens reaching under it.  Perhaps that would allow you to shorten it.  If you have 4" of box inside the coop, 4" of wall thickness, that only leaves 18" outside of the coop and could quite easily be supported and roofed without shortening my design.

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 #22 of 313

hide Just peeking and loving your beautiful work! thumbsup

A chick  can be your best friend. IF her roo allows her to befriend a skinful bird -brain.
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A chick  can be your best friend. IF her roo allows her to befriend a skinful bird -brain.
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post #23 of 313

I use that same plastic nest box liner, but I keep it covered up with pine shavings because I keep thinking that the pointy plastic blades sticking up are mean and uncomfortable.  I sure wouldn't want to walk barefoot on that pointy plastic mat.   Of course, if it's uncomfortable enough to keep my egg-pecking hen from hanging around long enough to peck her egg, then it's a good thing.  But still, I don't want her avoiding the nest box because she has to tolerate ouchy feet in order to stay long enough to lay.   Oy, I'm such a softy.

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


Yeah, and that profile pic ... me too! lol

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Kindness is the greatest wisdom.  ~Author Unknown
So shines a good deed in a weary world.  ~Willy Wonka
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post #25 of 313

Great design!

 I finally have birds again! 1 trio of mille & spangled OGEBs and getting 72 coturnix quail eggs shipped to me when the tax return comes in.

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 I finally have birds again! 1 trio of mille & spangled OGEBs and getting 72 coturnix quail eggs shipped to me when the tax return comes in.

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post #26 of 313
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Originally Posted by Carolyn252 

I use that same plastic nest box liner, but I keep it covered up with pine shavings because I keep thinking that the pointy plastic blades sticking up are mean and uncomfortable.  I sure wouldn't want to walk barefoot on that pointy plastic mat.   Of course, if it's uncomfortable enough to keep my egg-pecking hen from hanging around long enough to peck her egg, then it's a good thing.  But still, I don't want her avoiding the nest box because she has to tolerate ouchy feet in order to stay long enough to lay.   Oy, I'm such a softy.


I use the plastic nest pads in my nests and the chickens use them without hesitation.  Adding wood shavings prevents the eggs from rolling out if you are using a rollout nest and just make them harder to clean regardless of the nest style.  The chickens have feathers for padding they don't need more.

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 #27 of 313

so what comes next ?
The motion sensor activated, conveyer belt,...
that brings them into the house,...
and delivers them to a Rube Goldberg Egg Cracker ?

LOL !!!

Nice Job on the  roll-out boxes, I just may have to try something like that, big_smile

I'm just starting out here, need all the help I can get !
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I'm just starting out here, need all the help I can get !
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post #28 of 313

Opa,

What is the material from which you made the ramps?

I found nothing like it at Lowes and am thinking to paint the exposed side of some A/C plywood for the purpose...

Thanks,

--A

post #29 of 313
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The material I used is called lukabond.  It's plastic with aluminum bonded to both sides.  It was scrap from a commercial job and not readily available so I would use the AC plywood and shellac it.  Shellac dries in 30 minutes and would allow you to apply several coats in the same amount of time as one coat of paint.

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 #30 of 313

Awesome

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