Roll Away Nesting Box

If, like me, you are suffering from mud spattered eggs, the solution to your problem is most likely a roll away system in your nesting boxes.

I bought a nesting box with a roll away system about four years ago, but never got round to using it. I used old cat transporters instead. When I bought some new chickens (point of lay), they loved using the chicken run in all weathers and quickly turned the soil to a quagmire, hence the filthy, mud spattered eggs.

Roll Away Nesting Box

Washing eggs creates a health hazard, so I restored the roll away nesting box. Some eggs have been broken and the capacity of the egg store is limited, but in general, a roll away system has solved my problem. Next job is to fit a roll away system to my cat transporters and provide larger storage capacity.

I’ll keep you posted.

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