I ordered the 10 hole. It was easy to convert to rear rollaway. It does not come with the stand and that’s ok because I plan to set it on blocks. I wish the perches were not attached to the lids of the egg compartments, hopefully the company can go back to the original design where they were separated. This would make what I am trying to do a bit easier. I haven’t figured out what to do about the perches yet, but I’m sure I will. I didn’t realize it did not come with back walls either and saw in the manual that they are optional. After some DIY stuff for the perches and the backs, my rear rollaway design will be a dream come true. The current perch design and the “no backs” is not an issue at all if you plan to mount on a wall and have the eggs roll to the front. Just know that, with rear roll away, you will need to get a little creative. The unit as a whole is strong and downright gorgeous! I absolutely love it. I did use an air rivet gun to put the main box together. My box was not missing any parts. Customer service with this company has been fantastic! My questions were answered promptly and thoroughly.
Putting the nesting box together was rather time consuming, but fairly simple. My only complaint so far is the option to move the egg collector box to the back of the unit. There is no longer a perch on the front of the box for the chickens to land on before crawling into nesting box so we have to build our own. We also have to buy more materials to cover the back of the boxes since we decided to have the egg collection on the outside of the coop for easier access to gather the eggs (my coop is about 3 feet off the ground so crawling inside to get the eggs is just not an option). I have no feedback on the egg collection or how the hens like it since mine have not yet moved to their new homes but will add to this review once they have settled in.
This nest box is exactly what I was looking for. It’s very well made and very sturdy. I’m local and Kevin delivered it to my house in a few days and showed me how to set up the boxes. Highly recommend!
Nestomatic - 1 hole roll away nest box
Very well made feeder with top quality materials! Food stays dry. The treadle and door have needed quite a bit of adjustments to try and get it to fully close,
It is a very well built feeder just trying to get chickens used of using it
I was initially very excited to receive and use the waterer; the plastic is very thick and looks quite durable. Unfortunately the rubber stopper broke quickly (about 10 days of use); I didn't think this would impact the full functionality of the waterer but it now leaks continuously and all 4 gallons spill out even with the lid tightened. So sadly I have a really cute waterer that doesn't function at all.
This chick brooder plate has been amazing for our new chicks. Easy to assemble. If possible, using a cover with it makes it a lot easier to keep clean. Liked it enough to buy a second one.
I absolutely love these heat plates. They work so much better than all plastic ones. The bottom being a coated metal makes all the difference!
I build my incubator years ago. It is 24" w 38" h 32" d made of 3/4" ply and lined with thin aluminum. I have two trays inside which holds 280 Pheasant eggs. I could add more trays if I wanted to. I am telling you this so you have an idea how large the incubator is. I use to use a water pan with a humidifier filter submerged on a shelf in the incubator with the heater fan blowing across it. Tough to control accurate humidity this way. I bought the Nebula Ultrasonic Humidifier this year. After a little adjusting for my size incubator it has been keeping the humidity constant. I don't have to tinker with humidity any more. The 1/2 gal reservoir needs refiling every 4 days with my setup. I learned years ago buy a good product cry once over price, enjoy trouble free operation, which this product is giving me. That shelf that held the water tray now holds 42 more eggs in a separate egg turner. Win win.
Very satisfied great service
We needed a small feeder for our 3X 5 coop, and one so the bird’s won’t roost. The selection is pretty lean, but this one seems to fit the bill.
EggTech Digital Incubator with Ovomatic Egg Turning
We needed an automatic feed to feed our 6 or so chickens AND be rodent proof, as we are in the mountains with lots of crawly things. This does the job great, and I was surprised by the gauge of the metal and quality of the build. I expect this to last for many years to come.
We found this through a number of searches and knew i was exactly what we needed, but then no-one had it in stock. We finally found it her on Urban Egg and got it right away. It's even better in person. Well-constructed, no sharp edges, and it will be easy to sterilize and maintain.
Wonderful products. The plastic is durable, not like those cheap china made products. Tried the feeder and the metal waterer on a flock of turkeys. Stood up perfect to the abusive guys. Works good!
At first when I opened the box it was daunting but after a few minutes reading the instructions everything was self explanatory.
As far as the nest box goes my hens started laying immediately and and have clean eggs all the time. There’s one or two that come with poo but Atleast they aren’t being pecked or eaten anymore!!!
This is a wonderful addition to my small farm! The adjustable height allows you to adjust for pellet or crumbles, and the design works well to allow enough feed for my small flock without having to take fresh feed out twice a day. It works well to keep the feed off of the ground and clean for my birds.
I like this product, but my chickens are still 50/50 on using it. I'll keep trying to get them to accept it. I did go out and buy a rivet tool to put it together, but they do send additional nuts and bolts to put it together, I just didn't understand what they were for.
Great product good quality. Fairly easy to put to get together. One thing that should be told upfront is that you will need a rivet gun in order to complete the assembly.
Feed stays dry and like it because feed isn’t wasted all over the ground
The Compacta feeder with the rain shield is a great feeder for my small, mixed flock (chickens and ducks). Openings are large enough for ducks and the rain shield helps to keep the feed dry. My chickens liked it right away, even though I had been feeding in pans before.
After I contacted Urban-egg, who were very helpful, I finally got the cap on right and the drinker works great!
I love it outside missing an arm to install the perch for the nest box.
Awesome looking once put together. Came with instructions for a 3 hole and a short video of the 10 hole but it had legs. Other than that, it is fairly simple to put together