nests with collection bay??

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

  1. 4wdingman

    4wdingman Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2009
    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??

  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    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

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    You mean something likes this? [​IMG]
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:Hhahahah [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. 4wdingman

    4wdingman Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2009
    yea,something like that but only on a slight slop.
  6. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Good one!!! I like that.
  7. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2009
    Hi A nice lady gave me a site to go to on building a nest box with roll away . Here is the site ,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 .
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009

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