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Trap nests
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This is a call to all the more mature members of the forum who might have used, remembered or built a trap nest box. I've seen loads of pictures, but I really need a 'idiots guide' to making one, as I would like to trap nest some of my breeding birds this season, as i am pretty sure that I have some free-loaders when it comes to eating their heads off and not laying.



Yes I know I can pick the birds up, check the tail end, but it is difficult when you are not very mobile and walking around in the dark, even with a torch, is hazardous to say the least!



Thank you!
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#2
As you say Squizz lots of good guides on how they work like this [url="http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/ppp/ppp5.html"]one[/url] showing cross section design [Image: smile.gif] Having not used one or built one I can't really help other than it needs to be a trap door design such as shown.

As these trap the laying bird inside the nest box,they would need to be check frequently.



I'm sure other members will be able to help you out with a fool proof plan for one.
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What a brilliant site you've found Zenith! Thank you so much! will be 'favourite'ing this one! The diagram explains exactly what I needed to know.



Yes I appreciate I need to be around a lot, but it's more for a now and then thing, than on a permanent basis. Besides what else have I got to do with my time! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/hysterical3.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':hysterical' />
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[quote name='Squizzers' date='30 January 2012 - 12:24 PM' timestamp='1327926275' post='250428']

This is a call to all the more mature members of the forum who might have used, remembered or built a trap nest box. I've seen loads of pictures, but I really need a 'idiots guide' to making one, as I would like to trap nest some of my breeding birds this season, as i am pretty sure that I have some free-loaders when it comes to eating their heads off and not laying.



Yes I know I can pick the birds up, check the tail end, but it is difficult when you are not very mobile and walking around in the dark, even with a torch, is hazardous to say the least!



Thank you!

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I will see if the Grandson can take some pictures of my nest-traps, not being funny Zeneth but mine are a bit more simple than the ones on the link,

but like Zeneth says you need to check the nest-traps and release the birds every half hour, its a very time consuming operaton to do, but if you have the time well done, im glad to see people taking an interest in the utility side of the breeds.



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#5
My over riding interest is in the autosexing breeds. Because of restricted space I breed bantams rather than the large fowl, though I do have Cobar and Barnebar large fowl. I have only been dealing with them since about 2007, but have really lot my heart to them.



To my mind, while I show them, I want to breed them for utility, the show/exhibition being secondary. My welbars lay well, but I could do with separating out the excellent layers from the good ones, and using them for breeding - not to the exclusion of their other good traits mind!
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