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The Best Nest Box for Chickens! Why I Use HenGear Rolling Nest Boxes

Hey there, fellow chicken enthusiasts! I'm Michael Jimenez, the proud owner of JMZ Farms. As a young entrepreneur passionate about chickens and farming, I'm always on the lookout for innovative ways to improve my farming practices and the lives of my feathered friends.

 

If you raise chickens, you know how important it is to provide a comfortable and safe place for them to lay their eggs. Today, I'm excited to share some insight into the different types of nest boxes available and why at JMZ Farms I choose HenGear rolling nest boxes. Let's explore what makes these boxes so special!

 

Different Types of Chicken Nest Boxes

Traditional Wood Nest Box
Traditional Wood Nest Box

These are often made from wood and offer a simple, open space for hens to lay their eggs. While effective, they can be messy, requiring frequent cleaning due to hens sleeping inside. This can lead to dirty eggs and a stressed-out flock.


Plastic Nest Box
Plastic Nest Box

Plastic is easier to clean than wood and more durable against weather and pests. However, their fixed designs might not cater to specific needs, like reducing broodiness.


Metal Nest Boxes
Metal Nest Boxes

Metal boxes are sturdy and long-lasting, often with sloped floors to keep eggs away from hens. But without proper padding, the eggs can still crack easily.


These feature sloped floors where eggs roll away into a covered tray, keeping them safe from hens and preventing damage. However, not all rollaway boxes are built equally or meet the same quality standards.


Why HenGear Rolling Nest Boxes Are the Best

Rollaway Nesting Box Cart on Pasture
Rollaway Nesting Box Cart on JMZ Farms Pasture

At JMZ Farms, I've found that HenGear rolling nest boxes excel at keeping my eggs clean and safe while providing a comfortable nesting environment for my hens. Here are some of their innovative features:


Rollout Design
Rollout Design
  • Eggs roll away gently into a covered tray, reducing the chances of them cracking or getting dirty.

  • By keeping eggs hidden, this design also prevents hens from going "broody" (sitting on eggs and refusing to leave).


Removable Nest Pad

  • The pad extends fully into the collection tray, which keeps eggs clean.

  • Studies show that hens prefer brown-colored pads over gray ones, making them more comfortable for nesting.


Red Privacy Curtains
Red Privacy Curtains
  • The color red attracts hens naturally.

  • The wider cutouts make it easy for hens to enter and exit, while still providing privacy.


Black Egg Tray Curtain
Black Egg Tray Curtain
  • It hides eggs from determined egg-eating hens, reducing loss.

  • Reversible Collecting Tray:

  • This feature allows you to collect eggs either inside or outside the coop, offering great flexibility.


Hinge Back Design
Hinge Back Design
  • The rear rollout configuration makes it easy to access the roost bar or grab hens if needed.

  • Locking devices keep predators out!


Hinge Roost Bar
Hinge Roost Bar
  • The roost bar can be raised to prevent hens from sleeping in the nesting area at night, keeping it clean.


After switching to HenGear, I’ve seen happier hens and cleaner eggs, which ultimately means better results for the farm. If you're interested in getting your own rolling nest box, click on the HenGear logo above and use code "JMZFARMS" to get $15 off your first order! Whether you're an experienced farmer or just starting your chicken-raising journey, these rolling nest boxes will make a world of difference for you and your flock.


If you're interested in purchasing JMZ Farms eggs from happy and healthy hens, consider subscribing to my pasture-raised egg subscription plan. I deliver farm eggs straight to your door when you sign up for four dozen or more each month! Also, don’t forget to show your love for JMZ Farms and get some of my merch.

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