Getting eggs to roll to a collection area

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jazzpurr, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hello all you fellow chickeners...

    I am psyched about getting my first chickens. Last year I moved to
    a fairly isolated property with 6 acres.

    I have lots of plans and books... but what I haven't seen is how exactly
    do you build the nest so that when the Hen lays the egg it will roll to a collection area?
    I want to have a rear panel open up to the nests so I can collect
    the eggs without going into the coop.
    It would be better still..I think..If the eggs collected slightly below the nests
    so I wouldn't disturb any hen currently at work.

    I saw pictures of the collection area but were no drawings
    of Point A to Point B.

    If the hen can sit and lay an the weight of the egg makes it roll..
    Is it some kind of funnel shape?

    Thanks from the latest Newbie..
  2. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    I remember seeing a show on TV that featured this kind of thing. It was awhile ago. Anyway, I think the cage was angled as such that the egg rolled to a wire funnel after it was laid.

    What you could do is angle it with a built in trough for collection, leaving a gap in the bottom front that the egg can fit through. Experiment as necessary.
  3. NeuseWorks

    NeuseWorks In the Brooder

    Feb 8, 2007
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  4. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    Thanks Neuse... It's beginning to look all too expensive.
    I'll just grab them by hand.
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:MAYBE like a laundry shoot . HEN lays the egg , drops down in SHOOT and hands its master the egg ? [​IMG] LOL I think I am cracking up . Worked most of the day today getting the roof onto the coop . ITS SO HOT . DANG and we are only in JUNE . LOOK OUT for JULY AND AUG.

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