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Laying Boxes & Fake Eggs

17 products

  • My Cozy Nest - Laying Box My Cozy Nest - Laying Box

    Laying Box | My Cozy Nest

    6 reviews

    A very nice nesting box at an affordable price! Offers your hens a comfortable, private, dark and protected place to lay their eggs.  Made entirely of high-impact plastic parts (shock-resistant polypropylene) in the fresh, modern colours of lime and brown. The design allows for maximum ventilation but minimum light -  how hens like it! The laying area will take a good amount (good depth) of wood shavings. Thanks to the good lip on the front your hens cannot easily scratch the nest litter out. Entry is easy with a handy hop up perch with good anti-slip grip on it. The upper side of the nest has a rounded top to prevent chooks from perching on it. Allow one nest box per 4 to 5 hens. Installation is easy. The nest can be mounted to any flat wall inside your hen house or chicken coop. The back of the nest is open and is mounted to the wall with 4 screws. Top-quality product, Manufactured in Europe.  Dimensions: 40cm W x 49cm D x 44cm H. Wanting more than one? Give us a call on 03 5423224 or email info@chooks.co.nz as it is the same cost to send two. Plus you might wish to order a few extra items as there is lots of empty shipping space inside!

    $54.95

  • Easy Care Nest Box Easy Care Nest Box

    Easy Care Nest Box

    5 reviews

    Easy-to-clean removable nest box. Fix one, two or three of these nest boxes to your hen house interior wall and your hens will be a delight to have some instant, cosy private spaces to lay. Made from high density, impact-resistant polyethene that is easy to clean and will not rust or rot. The beauty of these plastic nest boxes is that mites can be easily washed away when cleaning. Easy to mount and demount with external keyhole screw slots. The sloped roof prevents rooftop roosting. The black front perch gives pre-entry landing spot. Ideal for mounting in groups. Allow one nest box per 4 to 5 hens. Dimensions: 42cm width x 40cm deep x 50cm high Wanting more than one? Give us a call on 03 5423224 or email info@chooks.co.nz as it is the same cost to send two. Plus you might wish to order a few extra items as there is lots of empty shipping space inside!

    $99.00

  • Nest-o-Matic Roll-Away Laying Box Nest-o-Matic Roll-Away Laying Box

    Roll-Away Laying Box | Nest-o-Matic

    17 reviews

    Rollaway nest boxes make going away for a few days easy! The Nest-o-Matic is a comfortable and sheltered place for your hens to lay eggs. Eggs roll out by themselves into a covered tray, preventing them from being destroyed by the hens, or dirtied. This system ensures that all of your eggs can be collected quickly, easily and without hassle!  Benefits: Discourage broodiness in hens, as there are no eggs to sit on, hens will be less likely to go clucky. The roll out laying nest is supplied with a soft nest pad which is made of antibacterial polyethene. The softness of the nest pad ensures a comfortable area for the hens to lay. As required, the pad simply lifts out to be washed, dried and returned to the nest for tomorrow's eggs - thus keeping the nest clean, tidy and hygienic, giving your hens the ultimate comfort and with absolutely no hay, straw or shavings to bother with will reduce time spent cleaning your coop. You will be collecting clean fresh eggs every day, no more soiled eggs to wash, especially during the wetter months. The nest pad slopes down towards the collecting tray. The sloping floor can be set at three different angles where the eggs will naturally roll into the collecting tray where up to 12 eggs will be held at once. The lid of the collecting tray hinges and gives you easy access to the eggs. The curtain on the laying nest ensures the hens can lay eggs in a dark and sheltered area, giving your hen the privacy some coops lack, which can cause hens to seek other places to lay. The sloping roof of the Nest-o-Matic prevents the poultry from sitting on the laying box thus keeping it tidy. Multiple Nest-o-Matics can be attached to each other with the supplied mounting kit. This way you can connect several Nest-O-Matics to each other depending on your flock size! The Nest-o-Matic is made of durable material. The plastic parts are made of UV resistant and high-quality ABS and the body is galvanised sheet metal with a minimum of 1 mm thick. The tray base and lid are made of tough, long-lasting ABS plastic. Note: The Nest-o-Matic laying nest is delivered unassembled as a flat pack kitset. Assembly is easy and will only take minutes to assemble. Assembled size: 49cm length x 33cm width x 42.5cm high.

    $99.99

  • Rollaway Indoor Multiple Nest Boxes Rollaway Indoor Multiple Nest Boxes

    Rollaway Multiple Nest Boxes | Indoor

    8 reviews

    Want clean eggs?  Rollaway nest boxes help to reduce egg eating and keep eggs cleaner.An affordable range of wall-mountable metal nest boxes with double and triple nest holes  A rollaway design that ensures that eggs roll safely away upon laying and prevents hens from destroying their own eggs. Features a front guard to help prevent the birds from scratching out bedding. The sides are made of galvanised steel while the sloped top and internal floor is a durable plastic. Small openings on the sides and designed into the plastic bottom nest to allow airflow and ventilation. Detachable plastic basket insert makes for easy cleaning. Shipped flat-packed to save on freight costs, but easy to assemble (and pre-cut holes for mounting on a wall) Please note that our new stock has a slightly different moulded green cover that sits over the eggs once they roll away. Dimensions:Double: 53cm Length x 33cm Depth (plus perch) x 43cm HighTriple: 80cm Length x 33cm Depth (plus perch) x 43cm High

    $149.00 - $199.00

  • Rollaway Laying Tray Only | Indoor Rollaway Laying Tray Only | Indoor

    Rollaway Laying Tray Only | Indoor

    Out of stock

    Want clean eggs?  Simple rollaway plastic basket insert with green plastic cover. For use with a Rollaway Nest Box or as a do-it-yourself component for your own nesting box. Keep eggs clean and safe from pecking. Eggs roll down the tray into a protected, flap-covered chamber. Simply open the green flap to collect the eggs. Size: 29cmL x 33cmD x 43cmH

    Out of stock

    $25.00

  • Appletons External Timber Laying Boxes Appletons External Timber Laying Boxes

    External Timber Laying Boxes | Appletons

    4 reviews

    Got a hen house but no external nest boxes? Your chooks can access the nest boxes from within the hen house and you can collect the eggs from the outside. Two standard size nest boxes. Made to order.Overall size: 1.2m x app.35cm x 35cm Looking for internal nest boxes?We have a good selection of plastic, easy-care nest boxes that can be fixed to the inside walls of your hen house.

    $359.00

  • Wooden Nest Eggs | A Pair Wooden Nest Eggs (A Pair)

    Wooden Nest Eggs | A Pair

    12 reviews

    Our recommended choice. These are full, natural size hens eggs. 70mm long x46mm in diameter. Painted over the wood for a very smooth finish and are most consistent to real eggs. Sold in pairs. These are the brood or fake eggs we like to use at Appletons. Keep a pair in the nest box to encourage your hens where to lay. We recommend investing in some false eggs. Very handy to have for a few reasons! We place them in the laying boxes when pullets are POL (point of lay) to encourage them to lay in the nest boxes. Hens will go and lay where there is usually an egg or two so having a pair of fake eggs permanently in the nest box/es is a good idea. Collect the fresh eggs daily and leave the fake eggs as an indicator to your hens. Slipping some wooden eggs under a broody hen to keep her sitting is another reason to have a pair...and fake eggs are solid so cannot be pecked at... collect fresh eggs often, to reduce the risk of hens eating eggs.

    $10.00

  • Bouncy Rubber Egg (Single) Bouncy Rubber Egg (Single)

    Bouncy Rubber Egg | Single

    31 reviews

    Bouncy Rubber Egg (Single). Perfect for the chicken lover who has everything! This false egg can be used for throwing, juggling and 'cracking' practical jokes. It is also useful for encouraging your chickens to lay their eggs in a particular place. Just be careful not to mix them up with the real things as they don't take too kindly to being boiled! Same weight as real eggs too  - app 60 grams per egg. Sold individually. Keep 2 to 3 fake eggs in the nest box to encourage your hens where to lay.We recommending investing in a few fake eggs. Very handy to have for a few reasons! We place them in the laying boxes when pullets are POL (point of lay) to encourage them to lay in the nest boxes. Hens will go and lay where there is usually an egg or two so having a pair of fake eggs permanently in the nest box/es is a good idea. Collect the fresh eggs daily and leave the fake eggs as an indicator to your hens. Slipping some wooden eggs under a broody hen to keep her sitting is another reason to have a pair...and fake eggs are solid so cannot be pecked at...collect fresh eggs often to reduce the risk of hens eating eggs. 

    $2.60

  • Low stock! Plastic Hens Eggs (A Trio) Plastic Hens Eggs (A Trio)

    Plastic Hens Eggs | A Trio

    10 reviews

    1 in stock

    3 white eggs. White plastic hens nest eggs. These are standard size weighted hens eggs. 63mm long x 44mm diameter. Weighing 36gm each. Pack of 3. Keep a trio in the nest box to encourage your hens where to lay.We recommending investing in some fake eggs. Very handy to have for a few reasons! We place them in the laying boxes when pullets are POL (point of lay) to encourage them to lay in the nest boxes. Hens will go and lay where there is usually an egg or two so having a pair of false eggs permanently in the nest box/es is a good idea. Collect the fresh eggs daily and leave the fake eggs as an indicator to your hens. Slipping some wooden eggs under a broody hen to keep her sitting is another reason to have a pair...and fake eggs are solid so cannot be pecked at...collect fresh eggs often to reduce the risk of hens eating eggs. 

    1 in stock

    $8.00

  • Plastic Bantam or Pigeon Nest Eggs Bantam Hens

    Plastic Bantam or Pigeon Nest Eggs | Pack of 5

    7 reviews

    5 small white eggs. Plastic Bantam or Pigeon Nest Eggs. A plastic bantam sized weighted white plastic brood eggs. Eggs are 40mm long by 30mm in diameter. Weighing 11gms each. Pack of 5 eggs. Please take note of measurements as these eggs are on the small side for bantam eggs. Keep 2 to 3 false eggs in the nest box to encourage your hens where to lay.We recommending investing in some fake eggs. Very handy to have for a few reasons! We place them in the laying boxes when pullets are POL (point of lay) to encourage them to lay in the nest boxes. Hens will go and lay where there is usually an egg or two so having a pair of fake eggs permanently in the nest box/es is a good idea. Collect the fresh eggs daily and leave the fake eggs as an indicator to your hens. Slipping some wooden eggs under a broody hen to keep her sitting is another reason to have a pair... and fake eggs are solid so cannot be pecked at... collect fresh eggs often to reduce the risk of hens eating eggs. 

    $9.00

  • Dove or Pigeon Nest Eggs | One Dozen

    Dove or Pigeon Nest Eggs | One Dozen

    2 reviews

    Fake plastic eggs. Twelve plastic dove and pigeon-sized white fake eggs. Eggs are 30mm long and have a diameter of 2.5cm

    $8.00

  • Nest Box Liner for the Nest-o-Matic Nest Box Liner for the Nest-o-Matic

    Nest Box Liner | Fits Nest-o-Matic

    8 reviews

    Collect clean, fresh eggs every day with no more soiled eggs to wash, especially during the wetter months. The softness of the nest pad ensures a comfortable area for the hens to lay.As required, the pad simply lifts out to be washed, dried and returned to the nest for tomorrow's eggs - thus keeping the nest clean, tidy and hygienic, giving your hens the ultimate comfort and with absolutely no hay, straw or shavings to bother with and will reduce time spent cleaning your coop. Dimensions: approximately 300mm x 300mm and can easily be cut down to a smaller size. Also available in larger sizes Note -  We also stock the Nest-o-matic roll-away laying nest, which is delivered unassembled as a flat pack kitset... Assembly is easy and will only take minutes. 

    $15.00

  • Nest Box Liner | Eglu Go & Go UP Chicken Coops Nest Box Liner | Eglu Go & Go UP Chicken Coops

    Nest Box Liner | Eglu Go & Go UP Chicken Coops

    6 reviews

    These nest liners work very well! Thumbs up all round from both the hens and us! 👍🐔🥚 Lovely, clean eggs to collect each day. We have seen no broken eggs since using the chicken astroturf.  Hens can sometimes kick the wood shavings out the bowl when fluffing around to lay. With the chicken astroturf, they cannot, so eggs are laid directly on top. Perfect! - to await your collection. 😊 The advantage of using Chicken Astroturf in your Eglu Go Chicken Coop: Fewer dirty shelled eggs, fewer cracks and breakages. The open structure of the new nest pad combined with the special shape and high flexibility of its individual blades ensures that the eggs rare sit on top and do not break. Fewer outside eggs Hens find nests fitted with Astroturf attractive. They seem to prefer Astroturf to any other material.  Cheaper and more profitable Unhygienic litter is now a thing of the past, as is the intensive labour needed to keep replacing it. Astroturf lasts for several years. We recommend buying two squares to alternate between cleans. Easy to install and maintain  The open structure enables more dirt to fall through and the new design prevents dirt from sticking to the nest pad. The mat is very easy to clean. TOP TIP: If your hens are older layers or set in their ways we recommend installing the nest liner and then covering it with some of their original nesting material (straw/hay/shavings)  Slowly reduce the amount of the original nest material until they adapt to the new liner. Remember chickens are creatures of habit and a sudden change is not a good thing -  trick them slowly into a new habit!

    $18.00

  • Nest Box Liner | Eglu Cube Chicken Coop Nest Box Liner | Eglu Cube Chicken Coop

    Nest Box Liner | Eglu Cube Chicken Coop

    1 review

    These nest liners work really well! Thumbs up all round from both the hens and us! 👍🐔🥚 Lovely, clean eggs to collect each day. We have seen no broken eggs since using the chicken astroturf.  Hens can sometimes kick the wood shavings out the bowl when fluffing around to lay. With the chicken astroturf, they cannot, so eggs are laid directly on top. Perfect! - to await your collection. 😊 Available in a single pack.Size: 22cm x 73cm The advantage of using Chicken Astroturf in your Eglu Cube Chicken Coop: Fewer dirty shelled eggs, fewer cracks and breakages. The open structure of the new nest pad combined with the special shape and high flexibility of its individual blades ensures that the eggs sit on top and do not break. Fewer outside eggs Hens find nests fitted with Astroturf attractive. They seem to prefer Astroturf to any other material.  Cheaper and more profitable Unhygienic litter is now a thing of the past, as is the intensive labour needed to keep replacing it. Astroturf lasts for several years. We recommend buying two squares to alternate between cleans. Easy to install and maintain  The open structure enables more dirt to fall through and the new design prevents dirt from sticking to the nest pad. The mat is easy to clean.

    $36.00

  • Nest Box Liner - Chicken Astroturf Nest Box Liner - Chicken Astroturf

    Nest Box Liner | Chicken Astroturf

    4 reviews

    Well worth the investment! Extra performance nest pads.The Astroturf Nest Pad is made from a special polyethylene composition. The blades are tapered for better wear and resistance. The rounded tops contribute to the hens' comfort, help to ensure a better egg roll-off and reduce the number of feathers clinging to the shell. Astroturf is suitable for both backyard and commercial layers. The chestnut colour was selected after intensive research. Benefits: Fewer dirty shelled eggs, fewer cracks and breakages.The open structure of the new nest pad combined with the special shape and high flexibility of its individual blades ensures that the eggs roll away nicely when using a rollaway nest box system. Fewer floor eggs.Hens find nests fitted with Astroturf attractive. They seem to prefer Astroturf to any other material. As a result, the number of floor eggs is negligible. Cheaper and more profitable.Unhygienic litter is now a thing of the past, as is the intensive labour needed to keep replacing it. Astroturf lasts for several years.  Easy to install and maintain. Astroturf is easy to cut to the right size. Once it is installed it needs little maintenance. The open structure enables more dirt to fall through and the new design prevents dirt from sticking to the nest pad. The mat is therefore very easy to clean. Dimensions: width 900mm x 20mm high

    $120.00 - $360.00

  • Wood Shavings | Bedding Wood Shavings | Bedding

    Wood Shavings | Bedding

    47 reviews

    Reap the benefits of using untreated wood shavings. Also ideal for raising chicks and in nest boxes. We recommend the use of wood shavings in a deep litter bed system. Shavings are better than wood chip or sawdust as shavings offer nice curls of timber rather than dust or chips. Deep litter is a term used to describe the floor of a chook house where loose dry material (wood shavings) are used. If mixed with chicken manure and additional dry litter as required, deep litter will not need removing for 6 to 12 months. If looked after, deep litter has no smell and ends up as beautiful compost (with no added weeds!) We do not recommend the use of hay or straw in a deep bed litter system. It is not as effective as wood shavings in absorbing moisture and carries possible mould and fungi spores which can affect the respiratory health of pets (and humans!) Available in 4 sizes: small box size (courier), regular large bag (pick up or ship) 420L bale (courier), or bulk fadge (pick up or ship) Small Box - App. 40L(Courier Size)Top-quality, 100% NZ Produced Natural Pine Shavings. Super absorbent and odour reducing. Ideal choice for your pets bedding and litter trays. Kiln-dried to provide a dry and soft environment. Screened to remove dust and small particles with the health of your pet in mind. No chemicals or additives. Compressed into box.  Earth-friendly, eco-packaging – no plastic!Dimensions: 31cmx31cmx27cm Large, Regular White Bag(Pick Up or Ship)These are locally sourced from untreated timbers and can vary from pinus radiata (pine shavings) to macrocarpa or douglas fir. They can sometimes be slightly damp as most timber needs to be wet when cut. At times can be drier and finer in size. It all depends on what is readily available. Dimensions: app. 40cmx40cmx80cm 420L Bale (Courier Size)Top-quality, 100% NZ Produced Natural Pine Shavings. Ideal for dairy, equestrian and poultry requirements. Super absorbent and odour reducing they are the ideal choice for your pets bedding and litter trays Kiln-dried to provide a warm, dry and soft environment. Compressed (4x1 Approx) Screened to remove dust and small particles with the health of your pet in mind. No chemicals or additives.Dimensions: app. 45cmx45cmx60cm Fadge (Pick Up or Ship)A Fadge weights app. 100 kgs and is made up of 100% NZ produced compressed pine wood shavings (4:1 Approx) Holds 2 cubic metres before pressing and equals about 10 of our regular white bags. The wood shavings in the fadges have been screened before pressing to minimise dust and are untreated kiln-dried and 98% dust-free. Please check we have them in stock prior to ordering. The fadge is available for pick up or we can ship with Mainfreight. Too large to courier.

    $10.00 - $165.00

  • Straw | 50L Cardboard Box | Bedding Straw

    Straw | 50L Cardboard Box | Bedding

    7 reviews

    For animal bedding, poultry laying boxes.or putting around your strawberries! This is new-season straw.  In an easy-to-courier cardboard carton.

    $15.00

Hen laying an egg in an Eglu cube nest box

How many nest boxes do I need? 
Remember one nest box for every 4-5 hens is recommended. The funny thing about hens is that they all usually choose to lay in the same nest box often all sitting on top of each other when it is laying time. Nest boxes should be positioned away from and lower than roosts. Roosts should be removable for cleaning and therefore making it easy when spot-checking for mites. Read more

Keep a pair of fake eggs in the nest box to encourage your hens where to lay.
We recommend investing in some false eggs. Very handy to have for a few reasons! We place them in the laying boxes when pullets are POL (point of lay) to encourage them to lay in the nest boxes. Hens will go and lay where there is usually an egg or two so having a pair of fake eggs permanently in the nest box/es is a good idea. Collect the fresh eggs daily and leave the fake eggs as an indicator to your hens. Slipping some wooden eggs under a broody hen to keep her sitting is another reason to have a pair... fake eggs are solid so cannot be pecked at... collect fresh eggs often to reduce the risk of hens eating eggs.

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