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Had anyone had any luck with DIY roll-out nest boxes? I'm having the hardest time decent plans to study to develop my own. Also, has anyone used any kind of angled gutter to collect them all in one place without breakage?
 
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Great question, I'd also like to hear about any good plans that might be out there.
 
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yeah i've made a couple. the first one just had a slanted plywood floor, which worked fine at first but over time the chickens' claws wallowed out the grain of the plywood and the eggs would hang up on it. The second one I made also had a slanted plywood floor, but each nest box has a removable kitchen cutting mat covering the bottom, which stands up to their claws and is easy to remove to clean off any chicken poop or anything else that gets stuck on there.

There's not much to say other than they're just a box that's tilted, with a little opening at the bottom and a tray to catch the eggs.

 
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