nests with collection bay??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by 4wdingman, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. 4wdingman

    4wdingman Out Of The Brooder

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    Was wondering if anyone could help me build something.
    I was wondering if i could make a hole in the bottom of the nesting box and then connect a pipe or something to a dish. So when the chook lays the egg it will role all the way down to the little dish??

    could anyone help me??

    thanks
     
  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not exactly, but if you make a normal roll-away nest box, normally it rolls into a collection tray underneath. If you put a slight angle on the wood in the collection tray, you could make them all roll to one end, and collect them from there.

    The thing I worry about with roll-away boxes is if they lay a weak/soft shell egg its going to make a big mess.
     
  3. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    You mean something likes this? [​IMG]
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. 4wdingman

    4wdingman Out Of The Brooder

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    yea,something like that but only on a slight slop.
     
  6. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Good one!!! I like that.
     
  7. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi A nice lady gave me a site to go to on building a nest box with roll away . Here is the site www.farmresults.com ,and click on farm know how , and at the bottom it has it . I built one and it works good . i bought some green out door carpet at lowes and used it for bedding ,They love it and all I have to do is take it out and clean it when it gets dirty .It saves on me having to buy hay or shavings . I hope this helps you . Good luck and happy chickey .
     
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