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Nesting box to remedy egg eating...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poulets De Cajun, May 6, 2009.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I've encountered a recent problem with egg eating, and I'm trying to remedy it without completely getting rid of the offender.

    Has anyone ever built one of those slanted floor nesting boxes so that when the birds lay the eggs they gently roll out so that they can't get to it?

    How did it work?
     
  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:I've never built one, buit I have some plans and pics I can send to you, if you want to see them. Let me know if you are interested.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I ALMOST ended up building one, but the other measures I took ended my egg eating issues. Opa on here sent me plans for it - let me go check...

    Okay, found it, but I'm not sure how to get it posted on here...it's a .bmp file....as an attachment in an e-mail. The other problem is that it is VERY LIGHT - I recall I printed it up and then carefully drew over the top of the lines because for some reason, it printed very light.

    If someone can tell me how to post it, I'll be happy to do so.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2009
  4. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    For some reason I can't post pics today! I bought shallow plastic tubs at walmart with the lids. We cut the lid 6 inches from the end and snapped it on top of the tub. I put the tub in the shelving area that we use for the nesting boxes with a spare chunk of 2x4 the top end. Luckily, we have leftover berber carpet that I could use for the nesting material. When the hen lays her egg, it rolls down under the lip of the tub lid. La voila! The only cost was the tub itself which is very inexpensive. We used these to train the teenage girls to lay. It was nice to reach under the lip of the tub to get all of the eggs.
     
  5. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Colby- I cant imagine this at all.. can you try posting a pic another time so we can see it?

    THanks!

    Nancy
     

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