Design for Nest

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

  1. homechick

    homechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    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 cushion...so it doesnt crack.
     
  3. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    griffinkid02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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