Astroturf® NXT Poultry Nest Pads
Redesigned with the customer in mind, the Astroturf NXT features 10 points of new technology. These thick, heavy-duty plastic nest box pads help deliver cleaner, less contaminated eggs. Space between blades catches fewer feathers while rounded blade tips minimize contact with eggs. Comes in a set of 5 pads.
Astroturf NXT Poultry Pads Features & Benefits:
- comfortable for hens to encourage nest box use
- cuts down on egg breakage and increases airflow
- easy to clean and sanitize
- Brand: Grassworx
- Size: 12" x 13" x 1.2"
"Not for my hens"
I bought these because I saw that others had nice clean eggs with these. My chickens wouldn’t even go in to poop on them. Good news is that they are very clean. Only wish I could think of another use for them.
These are fantastic for transferring older chicks to a raised pen since the small spaces in between allow crumbs to drop down to the tray below. It also allows some simulation of grass to get them used to the feel. Easy clean!
Eggs in the laying boxes are now cleaner. Some of the "dirt layers" seem to be laying on the nest pads in the boxes now instead of the ground. Pads are sturdy and easy to clean.
"Hens Stopped Laying In Nesting Boxes"
I got these hoping they would work well with roll away nesting boxes. Unfortunately my hens hated them so much they stopped laying in their nesting boxes.