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5 gallon bucket roll out nest box?

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Has anyone ever seen or tried a 5 gallon bucket roll out nest box? I can find designs for roll out best boxes or 5 gallon bucket nest boxes but I can't find the combination of the 2. I can't imagine it being very hard. I was just wondering if there's a reason I can't find a image of one... Is it a flop idea? I'd love to show something to the dh without having to draw it myself...
-Lady B.
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Do you have a design, or do you need one?  I'm building some this weekend and can take some photos if needed.

 

Byron

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Murry mcmurray hatchery has some but I can't tell from the catalog if it has a roll out would love to have some
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If my design works, I'll share.  There are companies out there that make roll-out trays that fit $200 roll-out nest boxes.  These trays can be retrofit to a 5gal bucket with a couple of screws if necessary, but they don't address egg eating, only easy collection.  The trays are only about $6 ea; so that's a decent option, but not a solution for egg-eaters, and doesn't provide a perch nor does it protect the eggs from pecking.  You'd have to build a perch and lid assembly into your bucket.  Once you do that, you may as well build a plywood nest box.

 

There are a lot of plywood and nail designs.  Not everyone can build those; lots of cuts and pieces and fitting.  I'm going to try to make something a lot simpler from a 5 gallon bucket and a chunk of drain pipe that can be constructed with a minimal number of tools.  Hopefully it works out.

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Byron

We waiting in suspense ! LOL

Tom

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[ I tried for Fin , Fur and Feather but Feather would not fit on license plate LOL ]

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Tom

Poker Hill Farm - Heritage Delaware and two stray EEs

http://www.delawareclubofamerica.com

[ I tried for Fin , Fur and Feather but Feather would not fit on license plate LOL ]

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Byron
We waiting in suspense ! LOL
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