Nest o matic
How to build roll away nesting boxes
The Nestomatic is a lovely laying nest that provides a cozy and safe place for chickens to lay their eggs. Since there are few seams in the building, the laying nest is easy to keep clean. The slightly tilted nesting mat replaces conventional litter and ensures that the eggs roll into the selection tray without being harmed. Since the animals can no longer hit dirty or broken eggs, they are dealt with indefinitely. Every day, you open the lid and take out fresh, ready-to-eat eggs. This Nestomatic will provide years of enjoyment thanks to its heavy-duty galvanized sheet material and UV-resistant solid ABS plastic.
It is important for a laying nest to be adequately dark inside while still having adequate ventilation.
In reality, this is challenging to do, but the Nestomatic satisfies both criteria without compromising.
Ventilation is provided by ventilation grilles with limited illumination, rather than openings in the side walls.
A blackout curtain keeps the light from the front out.
This provides an ideal atmosphere for egg laying.
Nestomatic – automatic nests
The eggs roll out on their own into a covered tray, keeping them from being lost or contaminated by the hens. This device ensures that you can collect all of your eggs quickly, conveniently, and without hassle!
The pad simply lifts out to be washed, dried, and returned to the nest for tomorrow’s eggs, keeping the nest clean, tidy, and hygienic, giving your hens the utmost warmth, and with no grass, straw, or shavings to contend with, you’ll spend less time cleaning your coop.
The collecting tray is at the bottom of the nest pad, which slopes down. The sloping floor can be placed at three different angles, allowing the eggs to roll naturally into the collecting tray, which can hold up to 12 eggs at a time.
The Nest-o-matic laying nest is shipped as a flat pack kitset, unassembled. It’s easy to put together and will only take a few minutes. The Nestomatic has the following dimensions when fully assembled: 48x31x42cm (L*B*H).
I required Coxiprol for my sick chick, and I looked everywhere in North Canterbury, including pet shops and vets, but no one stocked it (or told me I needed a vet appointment and a prescription for it, which I didn’t need anyway).
Chook Manor came to the rescue; not only did they have some in stock, but it was also simple to order online (without a script, to boot) and arrived the next day via overnight courier. Unfortunately, the courier delivered it last, so it was too late to save one chick, but we were able to use it on the other two. I was really pleased with Chook Manors’ service and availability of stock, and I will certainly use them again in the future for chook items!
Assembly video – hengear front/rear rollout nest box
The Nestomatic is a lovely laying nest that provides a cozy and safe place for chickens to lay their eggs. Since there are few seams in the building, the laying nest is simple to clean. The slightly angled nest mat replaces conventional litter and ensures that the eggs roll securely into the sump tray. Since the animals can no longer access the eggs, dirty or pecked eggs are permanently settled. Every day, you open the lid and take a handful of ready-to-eat fresh eggs. This Nestomatic will last for years thanks to its heavy-duty galvanized sheet material and UV-resistant solid ABS plastic.
Caldera tips- using nest-o-matik
The Nest-O-Matic ventilated nest box is well-made. The entire structure is made of galvanized steel and UV-resistant plastic. The box measures 30cm square and stands 49cm tall overall. Swinging plastic curtains provide a wet, inviting atmosphere inside, which poultry prefer for laying. A soft plastic mat can be quickly removed from the inside board. The front deck stretches 16cm and rises up to allow for the retrieval of eggs that roll to the front under the deck as the hen moves away from them. The nest mat “pile” keeps the eggs clean and comfortable for the hen to sit on while still keeping the eggs free of any floor manure.