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Tunnel Nests

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JeffKlapper, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. JeffKlapper

    JeffKlapper In the Brooder

    Jan 21, 2009
    I'm designing my first coop and searched for "tunnel nests". I wanted to see what folks with experience with this type of nest had to say and got one result, which was a another question about anyone using tunnel nests. Out of 18,000 + members of BYC is it possible that no one uses tunnel nests? They seem so logical and have a pretty long history - anyone out there with experience with this style of nest?

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I've never heard of them so I will paying attention to this thread!
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've never heard of them either.
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

    Sep 26, 2008
    Huntingdon- West Tn
    me too neither !! Now I'm curious. What the heck is a tunnel nest?[​IMG]
  5. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

    Mar 30, 2008
    Oxford County
    Too busy to research. I'll wait for Jeff to educate us about "tunnel nests."

  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  7. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    [​IMG] Here I thought I was finally learning most things ? Can't even find it online ? Did a google to.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2009
  8. Just Googled Tunnel Nests. Interesting concept. I don't know why it would't work. Maybe it would keep the girls fm setting on top of eachother at one nest box. [​IMG] Though, I have a few girls who just scream at any other girl getting anywhere NEAR her particular nest while she's waiting to lay. [​IMG]
    Good luck with the tunnel nest, Jeff. Let us know how it works out. I'd be interested to find out if there is less contention while laying or not.
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    i just read something on here the other day about them,, i think the tunnel was 6ft. long, and could accommodate like 60 or so hens laying in it ( at different times)
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Wouldn't a 5 gallon bucket with a hole cut in the lid do the same thing?

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