I made my own roll out nest box!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Oneacre Homestead, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Oneacre Homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just want to show off my new nest box. I think almost anyone could make something like it! I was inspired by the pictures Opa posted, but mine is a little different. I lined it with cut up floor mats, thinking I could wash them,. but they are getting kid of gross, so I am going to rplace them with regular nest liners from farmtek. This is my second rollout nest box, I made one out of plastic crates last time, but the place where the eggs rolled out to was not big enough. I dont have any hens that eat eggs now, but I have before, and I also wanted this so that I could go away for a few days and the eggs would be safe. I have had some problems with some of the hens bot laying in the box, so I put some straw and fake eggs in the boxes for awhile until they got used to laying there and now it works great. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Impressive. Good job!
     
  3. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. maxximo

    maxximo New Egg

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    Looks good, what angle did you make the bottom for the egg to roll
     
  5. LottieDa

    LottieDa Out Of The Brooder

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    Excellent DIY project! Wonder if I can get my dear husband to build our girls something like this!
     

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