Newbie here from Vermont - need help with an egg ramp please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Denny, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Denny

    Denny New Egg

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    Hi - We have 47 chickens and would like to build some sort of ramp that when the chicken lays the egg, it will roll into a basket/box - does anyone know how to build one? Not motorized. Maybe just a funnel type thing under each nest??

    Thanks for your help.

    Denny & Debbie Bonanza
    Vermont
     
  2. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that actually sounds like an interesting idea
    I am very interested to see what everyone has to say about it.
     
  3. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just wanted to say Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  5. Denny

    Denny New Egg

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    Thanks everyone - It's nice to find a place where we can get some answers (and maybe give some to). I PM'd opa so hopefully I can get the plans. they looked pretty good - just a little concerned about the shallow slope?

    D.
     
  6. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's too steep you'll crack the eggs. Don' t worry just a few degrees will allow the eggs to roll away when the hen steps off the nest (box). More than that and they'll crash into each other.
     
  7. Denny

    Denny New Egg

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    Ok then - We'll give it a try. Thanks everyone -

    PS - this is a nice forum - very helpful people thanks:)

    D&D
     

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