egg crates

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cassie, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    If you use egg crates for nest boxes do you put them in upright or do you lay them on their sides? Or does it make a difference?
     
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    on the sides and put something at the bottom to hold in the bedding
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    What is an egg crate? Is that what large egg producers deliver the eggs in to the grocery store? What are their dimensions?
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I meant milk crate. Have eggs on the brain, I guess.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL. That is what I read at first. But then I thought eggs must be transported in something and perhaps you had found a supply of whatever that is!
     
  6. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
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    i put on in my chicken hutch the other day upright.. so they jump into it from the top... my leghorn laid in it for 3 or 4 days..when she didn't want to leave the run area becasue it was windy and cold... today she was back to the nest cage on ym front porch..
    i tried it on it's side, and they just had too much fun kicking hte hay out of it.. and my neighbor keeps his upright so i decided ot give it a try...
     

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