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Nest Boxes

Gaun Nest Boxes

The Gaun plastic nest boxes are easy to install and will save hours of cleaning over the life of the poultry shed. They are a great help when managing red mite, disease and bacteria within the important nesting area.

They are supplied with rollout nesting bottoms with a durable plastic lid to cover the collection tray. The big advantage is that the eggs will automatically rollout into the collection tray on the outside/inside where they are easy to collect. This saves stressing the hens, and time, and will keep the eggs clean and away from any pecking. The plastic nests can easily be cleaned.

One nest is recommended for every four hens in small flocks. In larger flocks allow a minimum of one nest to every eight birds.

Gaun Plastic Nests boxes are ideal for converting garden sheds and playhouses.

Inside Nest Box - for hanging on wall

Gaun Inside nest for hanging on wall

The Inside nest simply screws to the inside wall of the shed or coop.

£19.90 (£23.88 inc VAT)

Gaun Outside Nest - for attaching to outside of shed or coop

  • gaun outside nest box front
  • gaun outside nest box back

The outside nest screws to the outside of the coop or shed and requires a hole to be cut out of the wall to give the birds access.

£19.90 (£23.88 inc VAT)

3 Compartment Laying Nest

Gaun 3 compartment laying nest

The Gaun Multi compartment nest box provides an economical, durable and practical solution for larger flocks. The nest box simply hangs on the wall of the shed or coop and can service 12 to 24 medium size chickens such as our brown hybrids.

The plastic rollout trays have a tough plastic lift up cover to protect the eggs and allow birds to alight for easy access to the nest. The nests are perforated and stay relatively clean without maintenance. The nests can easily be unclipped and slide out if cleaning is required.

£44.00 (£52.80 inc VAT)

Yorkshire Ranger Nest

Yorkshire Ranger nest
1-9 £3.80 (£4.56 inc VAT)
10+ £3.10 (£3.72 inc VAT)

A rollaway nest insert that fits many commercial and hobby nest boxes and is the one we use in our own coops. This nest can be used in homemade boxes by clipping it on to a 6mm rod at the front and back of the nest.

Additional Information

It is best to fit nest boxes prior to birds being introduced into the coop or before the onset of lay. Once a bird decides on its preferred nesting site it will be reluctant to change. Initially it will help to put a little straw or hay in the nests to encourage the choice of nesting site. Once birds have established the boxes as their laying site there is no need to put any nesting material in the box, the birds will lay happily in the plastic nest. Don't be surprised if all the birds lay in the same box, the overwhelming influence on birds choosing a laying site is warmth, the more birds lay in the same box the warmer it gets.