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Egg Collecting gadget???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tororider, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if any of you have seen/created/heard of a way to have the eggs roll down away from the hen to a collection area? I was thinking of having a hole in the nest with wires/rubber bands across, sturdy enough to hold the hen, large enough holes to let an egg through. Then an inch or two below having soft foam below angled ever so slightly back to a collection area. Am I crazy, or just plain silly? Thanks
     
  2. WESTPALMPOULTRYMAN15

    WESTPALMPOULTRYMAN15 Out Of The Brooder

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    :)SOUNDS LIKE THE MOVE CKICKEN RUN LOL!your plan would probibly work just make sure thers plenty of nestin material on top of the rubber bands.
     
  3. countryentertainment

    countryentertainment Out Of The Brooder

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    they do make plastic roll out trays to put in nest boxes, have you looked at them?

    http://www.cutlersupply.com/store/item.0386.html

    You may end up with a lot of broken eggs, or hens that lay on the floor if they don't like the boxes. If the egg goes through the hole will the hens feet also?
     
  4. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty good idea! Hope your plan does well!
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    So you want to sling-shot those eggs down a shut do ya?? Guess you like your eggs scrambled, lol!!!!

    Personally, I like the 5 finger method and a basket but yours is certainly better for a laugh, or breakfast, lol!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
  6. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I like the 5 finger method and a basket but yours is certainly better for a laugh, or breakfast, lol!!

    I agree, personally I llike reaching in and searching for that one beauty that rolled where it wasn't supposed to. I have chickens for hte reason that I do not want automation any more in my like than I have to. Isn't chicken raising our fight against machinery? [​IMG]



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  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have an egg collecting gadget. It is a long handled but very small shovel. I have a few girls who like to hide eggs in the very back corner under the roost. It is either shimmer under spread flat out on the floor or find something to scoop with. I prefer to scoop.
     

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