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DIY egg slide

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jengrantmorris, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. jengrantmorris

    jengrantmorris In the Brooder

    Hi all. I am new to posting but have been a reader for a while. We have 4 hens, but only 3 are laying. Anyway, I wanted a way of rotating the eggs and came up with this device which I thought I'd share here. I started with two white metal poles. These (and more of the same) were salvaged from the side of the road where someone was throwing them out. I think they are from a gazebo or something. I snagged them to use as plant supports, which is exactly what we used some of them for last summer.

    These particular pieces are each 67cm / 26.5 inches long.

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    DH cut me two little pieces of moulding. Any shape of wood would do but this is what we had.

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    I painted the moulding, then hot glued one piece on top of the poles like this:

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    And the other underneath like this:

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    Voila, an egg slide! Take eggs from the right, and they all roll down. Place fresh eggs on the left. This ensures that all of the eggs are used in order. Plus I like how it looks sitting on the counter. If it becomes too full then I have a baking day :)

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  2. Morndew247

    Morndew247 In the Brooder

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    I love it, but I still can't get past my first 43 years of life and leave my eggs out LOL.
     
  3. jengrantmorris

    jengrantmorris In the Brooder

    LOL I lived in South Africa for my first 24 years, then England for the next 11 and now New Zealand - and in each of these countries eggs are sold unrefrigerated, off the shelf, so I have no qualms leaving my hens' fresh unwashed eggs out!
     
  4. Morndew247

    Morndew247 In the Brooder

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    I might try and convince myself, but truth is, I have more room in my fridge than ion my counters! I wonder if there is a detriment to keeping them in the fridge. Hmm. I had trouble eating the first eggs too. I'm like most of America I think. Conditioned. It seemed wrong to eat something that didn't come from the store Lol. Luckily I'm getting over it!
     
  5. sonyaj

    sonyaj Hatching

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    I gave away my first couple dozen eggs. I was afraid to eat them as well. My husband and kids ate some. I keep mine in the fridge though I know its perfectly safe to leave them out lol. Its just...I had never had a fresh egg before. Always store bought. But....I bought these hens for fresh eggs...and fresh eggs I have. Just need to get past my fears lol
     
  6. Morndew247

    Morndew247 In the Brooder

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    LOL I can't tell you how much this makes me feel better!!!
     

  7. jaxchic

    jaxchic Chirping

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    Thank you!
     
  8. jengrantmorris

    jengrantmorris In the Brooder

    Awesome!! That totally made my day :)
     
  9. jaxchic

    jaxchic Chirping

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    I think I may make a small one for my quail eggs :)
    It is a great idea, I have been looking at egg skelters forever, but they are so expensive.
     

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