The Trap Nesting Thread

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MANOZ, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I'm a Lady with power tools, also [​IMG] Two of us! yay!
     
  2. MANOZ

    MANOZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KI4GOT----no, I didnt get you 2 confused. Still waiting for you to use those power tools. [​IMG] The next few pics is for those who funds are tight. I paid 2 bucks for the hinges,everything else was free.

    The "Gowell Box" stayed in the back of my head for a few weeks.

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    This is what I came up with regarding that "one box fits all"

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    the trigger to the gowell box

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    As the hen steps through the middle partition,the trigger wire turns to one side,unseating itself off the tack and letting door drop
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  3. MANOZ

    MANOZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    door in the set position

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    Wire position when door is up
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    Wire position after bird has passed through the hole
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  4. MANOZ

    MANOZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    screwed the 2 crates together and added a scrap piece of hardware cloth

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  5. MANOZ

    MANOZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cant get any cheaper than this [​IMG]
     
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    MANOZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. MANOZ

    MANOZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this just in this morning:


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    I finished this quick milk crate trap nest yesterday afternoon,this morning I found it occupied. [​IMG]
    I think it would work good for game hens and bantams,the smaller sized breeds.
    Doesnt have the height space for larger birds,but it does work
     
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  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Just had an idea. If that's a belt sander you've got, you can clamp it upside down on the workbench and use it for a shaper for those doors once you rough cut the opening. Just a thought.

    ETA: looks like it's not a belt sander now that I see the surface of the board close up. Might be something someone else could try though.
     
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  10. MANOZ

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    Here, I zoomed in to show the trigger wire position after the bird has passed through.

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