Nest Box is Rollout or flat bottom better?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mythos1, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Mythos1

    Mythos1 New Egg

    Apr 19, 2012
    My first post!

    I need a new nest box (a 10 hole) and while considering all the designs out and available, I began to wonder if a roll out or standard flat bottom is better if what my goal is is to produce eggs that I can hatch. Specifically, I wonder if the rolling can have a negative effect on hatchability.

    I would appreciate all advice, suggestions etc. Currently, I have show quality Large Cornish, Orpingtons, Marans and Cochins, Wyandottes etc. but I breed for fun and the love of it.

    Thanks in advance and for such a great site!

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  2. Hm. If you are planning on using a broody hen in this nestbox ever, flat bottom. If not, rollaway may keep eggs cleaner.

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