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5 gallon bucket roll out nest box?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by LadyBclucky, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. LadyBclucky

    LadyBclucky Out Of The Brooder

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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...
     
  2. ByronRACE

    ByronRACE New Egg

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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
     
  3. chickendeal

    chickendeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  4. ByronRACE

    ByronRACE New Egg

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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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  5. finnfur

    finnfur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We waiting in suspense ! LOL
     
  6. chickendeal

    chickendeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 :p
     

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