Design for Nest

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by homechick, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. homechick

    homechick Songster

    Mar 26, 2007
    Mineola, Tx
    I read a thread sort of like this but it was talking about an egg drop but I would rather have the kind that slides into a seperate area of the coop. It seems like a fairly simple idea and I quickly made a design on "Paint" for it. Wanted to see if anybody did this and had sucess. Also, has anybody tried astroturf? Does it work? Where do you buy it? I don't have dimensions but you get the idea. Figure I MAY have "flaps" of rubber (think thin tiny mudflaps) to keep drafts out and hens from eggs.. but I dunno. I hope this works and let me know what you think about the angle of the nest floor.

  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I think it would have to be a pretty good angle, for the egg to roll....and I have to say BRAVO on the chicken drawing!! [​IMG] [​IMG] LOVE it!
    Also....where the egg...lands....make sure there is a pretty good it doesnt crack.
  3. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    Is anybody here old enough to remember Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons?
    That is Wimpy the Chicken...

    I can just hear him saying "If I could borrow 5 lbs of scratch until Tuesday I'm expecting a parcel fromMcMurry..."
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    We are telling our age now...Yes, I loved Wimpy --where have all the good cartoons gone??? [​IMG]
  5. griffinkid02

    griffinkid02 Chirping

    Jun 5, 2011
    Or... "I would gladly pay you tomorrow, for a hamburger today." And I'm not that old. LoL.

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