Seeking plans for External Roll Out Nest Box

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sunshinewish, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. sunshinewish

    sunshinewish Just Hatched

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    Hi, I've been researching nest boxes and have concluded that external roll way boxes are for me. For the most part, roll out boxes here on BYC aren't for outside retrieval. Unfortunately, I don't have the skills to recreate something complicated from pictures so I really need actual plans. I've done internet search but haven't had any luck.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    I see what you mean about having difficulty finding plans for external egg roll out boxes...most of the ones I saw you had to go inside the coop to collect the eggs.

    You might have already seen this, but here's a link to one external one:
    http://www.bellhavenfarms.com/projects/nesting_boxeggcatcher.html

    Not a lot of "plans" but lots of pictures on how they built it. One thing I didn't care for was that it appears the eggs would be exposed to the outside elements. You could easily fix that with a hinged cover over the part where the eggs end up.

    Good luck!
     
  3. sunshinewish

    sunshinewish Just Hatched

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    Thanks for wishing me luck. I think I'm going to need it. Hopefully, I find what I'm looking for.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Try Google books advanced search. Use keywords, roll out nest . Subject, poultry. Select full view.
    Best, karen
     

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