I have egg eaters. GRR! Please critique my rollaway nesting box plan.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ChickenLove123, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. ChickenLove123

    ChickenLove123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2011
    I want to be able to gather eggs from behind the nesting box so I don't have to go into the coop. I also have a narrow coop, so I need to keep my nesting boxes shallow... I don't want it any deeper than they need to be.

    So, what do you think? Each square = 3 inches.

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    That is an excellent idea! You may not need to egg to fall so far down into that area, as eggs may break. But as long as the egg is not in full view of the hen, I would think this would work. [​IMG]
  3. Daisy Girl

    Daisy Girl Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2013
    Cool idea! I would also be concerned with the eggs falling and then hitting each other and breaking. So long as there is plenty of cushioning and not a long drop it is a very neat idea! Post again and let us know how it works out, as you may be on to something. :D

    We have a couple of egg-eaters too so it would be great to have a simple solution that starts when you build your nesting boxes!!

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