Have anyone build nest box allow the egg roll off after hen laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speedy2020, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have anyone build nest box that allow the egg roll off the nest after hen laying? I have some idea, but never build one so not sure will work.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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  3. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any problem building nest box. However, I do want to try build one that all the eggs roll down to one end for pickup. I though it fun project to try.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    That link is for rollout nest boxes.
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a normal nest box that is sloped backwards with a three inch hole in the back. Then put some wire and roll it up. This will keep the egg from hitting the ground.
     
  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the OP is saying the the eggs will roll out. not the nest box. Interesting idea.
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    The link I posted is for what is commonly called a roll-out nest box. As in, the EGG rolls out of the nest box, not that the nest box rolls anywhere. [​IMG]
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I built a rear rollout nest box according to Opa's instructions. I love that nest box! The eggs roll down away from the hen, I lift the lid, take out the egg(s), and never disturb the hens. Very handy.
     
  9. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh ! I thought it was a roll out nest box. Now im confused LOL!
     

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