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nest box traps

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hpoultry13, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. hpoultry13

    hpoultry13 New Egg

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    Does anyone have plans for building trap boxes for nesting? I want to be able to keep track of which hens lay which eggs. Thanks in advance.

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    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    There's a very long and detailed thread here on BYC about trap nests:

    Advanced search>titles only> trap nest
     
  4. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Knowing my chickens though, a one-way door wouldn't do much except get them all stuck inside!

    They all lay right around the same time, in the same exact nest, and tend to pick on each other for nesting rights (it's like kids fighting over the bathroom when they get home from a long trip, I swear... "But I have to go RIGHT NOW!" "So do I!").

    So they would all end up in the same nest, and the one-way door would just keep them all from getting back out! LOL!
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Only one bird at a time can use it, you have to be around to monitor and release them after they've laid.
    It's used for determining who's laying(for production culling programs) or gathering hatching eggs from a particular hen for a breeding program.
     

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