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

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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

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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

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  4. lurky

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

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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

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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

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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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