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Trap nesting.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by houndit, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    I have been reading about trap nesting. Does anyone still do this? Does anyone know where you can get instructions about hoe to build some? I am very interested n exhibition and pedigreed poultry. It would be very nice to be able to tell which hen laid which egg.

  2. jafo

    jafo Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Only place I see about trap nesting is in "Storeys guide to raising chickens" by Gail Damerow. Amazon.com for 20 bucks or so. Details, with drawings.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Do a 'search' on 'trapnest*' or 'trap nest*', there have been several reasonably good threads on the subject here over the past year or two, including links/citations for several designs you can build.

    I will probably build some trapnest fronts next spring, never got around to it this year but would *really* like to know which eggs are from which hens i.e. which I want to set in the incubator.

    GOod luck, have fun,


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