How to get eggs to drop from the boxes...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crazeetxn, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    I check my eggs everyday if not every other day. Sometimes, I'll go in there and get the eggs and there's a wet spot under them and some pieces of shell. Don't know if it's a cannibal hen, or they're just breaking them, then eating the shells...either way, with production down, every egg counts.

    Anyhow, I was wondering if it's possible to make it to when they lay the egg, it would drop out of sight, safely, for gathering? I just don't see it in my head how I can do this and still leave them somewhere to comfortably lay.

    Any ideas and or pics would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Troy
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got some oyster shell that I give with their scratch. Think I'm just going to set it out with their feed. I use the Layena from Purina.

    What did you search because it didn't come up? Just said the search returned zero results.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that's a heck of a design...
     

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