Egg Roll-out Nest Box Design

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Colonel, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Colonel

    Colonel Out Of The Brooder

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    These are the new roll-out nest boxes that I am using. I'm sure that I'm not the first person to make such a design using plastic storage boxes, but they are working very well for me. I used to lose a lot of eggs to breakage and to egg-eating, and they used to require a lot of cleaning. Since I started using these, I have not lost a single egg.

    They are cheap and easy to build. I posted some more photos and text on my Southern Agrarian blog - http://www.southernagrarian.com/building-a-roll-away-nest-box/
     
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Very nifty! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for this description and the link. Even with the pictures I had to re-read the instructions several times to "see" how to do this - but that's just me.

    My girls are only 12 weeks old today, but I've been researching nest box ideas. I really want to build my own from material that I have (to save money)...and we definately have a few spare storage containers! [​IMG]

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Colonel

    Colonel Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have any questions on it or if another photo would help, just let me know.
     

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