New to site looking for suggestion!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TRyan, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. TRyan

    TRyan In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2018
    We have had chickens for 3 years now, the whole family participates and we usually give all the extra eggs to the widows at our church or the food pantry....have watched the forums here on BYC some, thought I should join the group because we are planning to expand what was a hobby into maybe selling...we also want to get into a few other livestock but one step at a time.... just started hatching some as the older chicks are not producing as much and starting to die off... we have some red sex links, road island reds, buffs and just recently got barred rocks with a 4 H project. have 40-50 birds.... the current eggs get dirty and pecked so we are looking into the roll away boxes... looking for thought on the Hen Gear box vs the Best Nest box... any help is greatly appreciated...
  2. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nice to have you here!

    I've never used a roll away box so can't give an opinion on either one. Have you checked the Reviews (brown tab at the top) to see if either has a member review there? I know some members have made their own.

    Best of luck to you!
  3. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
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  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Glad to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC! I don't use nest boxes, so I have no opinion on them...@N F C has given you an excellent lead to follow. Hope you find what you need to know about nest boxes.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  5. TRyan

    TRyan In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2018
    Thank you... will check that you....
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
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  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Quail Hatch TBD

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    I have never heard of either so I looked them both up.
    The HenGear ones look pretty good but pricey, imo.
    The Best Nest Boxes look pretty close to the HenGear ones but are quite a bit cheaper.
    Have you thought about making one?
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  9. snow5164

    snow5164 Crowing

    May 16, 2015
    Hello and welcome ,
    I’d not pay those prices when the problem might not be the nesting box but the nesting material...and box size.

    I used straw and had poopy eggs ,since I’ve switched to sand I might have a dirty one every few days...

    Also make sure your nesting boxes are big , they like to pile in 16x16 is a great size . There’s a man on here that made one big enough for a few hens , it’s an interesting concept for sure !!
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  10. adrikeen

    adrikeen Whooo let the chicks ooout? Peep...peep...peep

    Sep 10, 2012
    Newark Delaware
    Glad you joined our flock! Pull up a roost! :hugs

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