Anyone Have Good Plans for NestBoxes??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Swbuda, May 17, 2009.

  1. Swbuda

    Swbuda Out Of The Brooder

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    Some I don't have to pay for? Made out of plywood.. 3,4, 5 foot long..I'd appreciate it! Thanks..
     
  2. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
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    I just built a nest box where the eggs roll out the front of the box but I didn't have plans, just off the top of my head.
     
  3. Swbuda

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    jjdward , have you got any photos posted? That is really smart! [​IMG]
     
  4. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
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    Yeah, on another thread but here they are again:
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  5. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This might help, used 1x12", plywood back, 12x 14" openings. 48" at highest point, 38" at lowest point.


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  6. Beths_husband

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    What angle is the floor of the boxes to let them roll? I would assume it he angle is to great the eggs will break?



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  7. Swbuda

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    I learned something today...[​IMG].. I'll bet I spent about an hour and a half searching the internet for nestbox plans. Then I had a lightbulb moment, [​IMG], go to BYC, and ask for HELP! And of course, You GREAT people came through, as usual! Thanks, jjdward! Thanks, snakeoil! It's just what I needed! If I bend over, will you promise NOT to kick too hard?? [​IMG] haha.. BYC ROCKS![​IMG]
     
  8. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
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    On mine, I put a one inch slope from front to back. The total depth of the floor from front to back is 22 inches. On the front lip ot the tray I'm going to put a strip of carpet to help protect the eggs.
     
  9. Beths_husband

    Beths_husband New Egg

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    Thanks
     
  10. Far North Queenslander

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