Fresh laid eggs are one of the healthiest things you can eat. But as anyone who has ever tried raising chickens knows, it’s not that easy. Finding the eggs, cleaning them, discarding broken eggs and dealing with irate chickens who would much rather hatch their eggs, thank you, can all take up a lot of time and effort. Rollaway community nest boxes handle all of these problems, delivering clean, unbroken eggs day after day, year after year.
Do you have an egg collecting problem?
Raising chickens isn’t as easy as it looks. Whether you’re an urban chicken keeper with twenty backyard birds or a poultry farm with seven hundred, collecting and cleaning eggs is a major operation. With individual laying boxes, you have to locate and remove the eggs, clean them, discard the broken eggs and clean up the mess.
Roll away nest boxes handle all of these difficulties. They are easy to assemble and keep clean, and it’s easy to get the chicken accustomed to using them. They’re made of galvanized steel, which will last a long time. The chicken coop nesting boxes can be used either indoors in a barn or coop or outdoors.
Versatile nest boxes can be used indoors or outdoors
Medium roll away nest boxes can be used by around twenty hens, while large boxes will accommodate up to forty-five. Boxes can be stacked vertically or horizontally, making them suitable for large scale operations. They can be attached to the wall or placed on a flat level surface.
Roll away nest boxes have been used by different types of farms and chicken enthusiasts for over a decade, proving that the design really works. Less stress on the farm actually means that the chickens will be relaxed and increase laying.
Introducing chickens to the new nest boxes
As with any kind of nest boxes, getting the chickens to use the rollaway nest box will take an adjustment period. You can start by making the new chicken nesting boxes more comfortable by adding straw or bedding. The old nesting boxes should be removed and the wrong laying areas blocked using wooden boards or pieces. You can place hens directly in the roosting area, if they are willing to be handled.
Adding light to dark corners makes it easier for the chickens to adjust to the new nest boxes. A ramp from the floor to the box helps the chickens to make their way to the box. To begin with, you can place the box on the ground. You can also try adding a few fake eggs in the nest box to encourage the chickens to lay their eggs there rather than somewhere else.
Chickens will take their time getting used to the new nest boxes but once some have got the idea, others will follow. Chickens learn from each other, good habits as well as bad ones. Once they adopt the community nesting boxes, you can look forward to a regular supply of clean, unbroken eggs in the roll away tray.