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Excited !!!!! Roll Out Box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TD2593, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. TD2593

    TD2593 Out Of The Brooder

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    Its been a long time since Ive posted. But my hens started eating their eggs [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I didnt realize the extent of it until I built a roll out nest box. I was getting 1-5 eggs a day before the nest box overhaul. I removed the old std nesting boxes and put my new roll out box in place. They didnt want to lay in it to start will. So I put straw in it and raised the drapes on the front. A couple of days of that and they were laying right along with the new box. Yesterday I got 28 eggs [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Ill have to post pics of the new box when I get a chance. I feel much better about my chickens now LOL..
     
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  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    wow, that's a huge difference! Congrats on solving the problem!
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Did you buy or make the roll out boxes? I'd like to see pictures. Congratulations!!!! That's a huge difference!
     
  4. TD2593

    TD2593 Out Of The Brooder

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    I made the boxes. Ill try to get some pics. I build houses for a living so I picked up alot scrap lumber etc...... Ive got around 20 bucks invested in the 4 hole box. I made the bottom so that I can pull it out and keep it clean. The plus to this is the eggs are very clean [​IMG]
     
  5. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome i cant wait to see the pics.
     

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