There has been little choice of chicken nest boxes for the American Backyard and Free range farmer customer as the same few brands of products are offered by many online and retail stores. Our 6 hole roll out nest box from SKA, Italy is a perfect example of a superior product that until now was not available in the USA.
What makes our roll out nest box the best nest box on the market today:
Made with heavy gauge weather-proof zinc plated steel, the 6-hole will have the longest product life on the market, much longer than other metal and galvanized nesting boxes. Except for the plastic nest insert which is one molded piece of thick plastic, the entire nest is constructed of the zinc plated metal. No plastic and no plastic moving parts
Ease of use
The 6 hole roll away nest box makes the egg collection process much easier, cleaner, quicker and most importantly more productive. Our 6 hole roll away poultry nesting box will:
- Keep your eggs protected in a covered collection box
- Keeps eggs unbroken and clean - No trampled or half-eaten eggs
- Easy to clean with removable nests and trays - No nesting material such as hay or wood shavings needed making the nest box much cleaner and a money saver as well!
- Simple to sanitize to eliminate poultry mites and bacterial contamination such as salmonella
- Egg Collection box can be reverse mounted for easy exterior collection from the Coop or Trailer
- Supports up to 30 laying hens
Unique and Innovative
The uniquely molded plastic chute for the Chicken Nest Box eliminates straw or bedding. The plastic chutes safely deliver the eggs into the collection box.
Chicken Nesting Box Dimensions:
Exterior Box Dimensions (WxDxH) 31" x 30" x 35"
Individual Hole Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.5" x 13.5" x 7"
Total Weight: 50 lbs.
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!
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!!!
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.
I was at first concerned about small bends and slight damage in shipping, but once riveted together and fully assembled (about a two hour job) I'm quite pleased with the end product, as are my chooks; most of them took to it the first day.
The design is well thought out. For the cost, an excellent product.