Looking for roll out or slanted nest box plans and pics...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by PacsMan, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've decided that my 14x4 tractor just isn't big enough. I'm going to build a 4x8 coop, with a large (whole yard?) run to go along with it.

    But, I'm going to build the coop inside an unused (except for storage) garage. And, as long as it's an "inside job", I'd like to make some roll out nest boxes so I can collect eggs without having them lay in the nest. I haven't seen too many pictures or plans on here. Does anyone have any ides how I can make a couple of roll out nests?

    I think I may line it with thin rubber, but haven't decided yet.

    Suggestions?

    edited to clarify
     
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  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just finished this today, haven't got it painted yet but maybe it will help you...


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  3. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nice.

    Do the eggs roll out of the back? Do you have a pic of the back wall of these?

    Marty
     
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Marty, this is a front collection nest box. I thought it might just give you some idea you could go on.
     
  5. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like it though!

    Thanks
    Marty
     
  6. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. PacsMan

    PacsMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This one has a bunch of missling links. Just a couple of pictures that I almost got the idea of....

    Quote:This one is much better, but I need to collect from the outside. I PM'd the guy.

    Anyone else?
     
  8. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shouldn't take much to modify the concept.. Instead of pitching to the inside and having the bin out front.. Pitch it to the back and have the tray go out the back.

    Pretty snazzy idea though.. I may try it with my nest boxes and see how it goes... Though.. I'll have to wait six months before I know and before they start laying..

    But... I can always test with a few store bought eggs though! [​IMG]
     

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