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VALEGO™ Pagoda™ Nest Systems

RFE-52 for Layers
Rack-Drive Expulsion (RDE) System
  • Patented rack-drive expulsion system offers superior egg protection and moves out ALL the birds.
  • Requires less labor than competitive systems, helping to lower production costs.
  • RDE – Rear Expeller
  • RFE – Floor Expeller
Film-Faced Plywood Construction
  • Two tier nests available in the VALEGO™ Pagoda™ nest style.
  • Peak or Flat Roof
  • Roofs are easily accessible for inspections, maintenance and cleaning, no loose parts.
  • Walls and roofs are made with durable, A-grade, film-faced plywood.
  • Provides a sturdy, QUIET environment for birds.
  • Easier to clean and more durable than plastic or steel construction.
  • Dissipates moisture quickly to resist mold.
  • Nest section dimensions (per level) RDE-49: 94.49 x 67.72 in. (2400 x 1720 mm)
  • Nest space (per level) RDE-49: 46.65 x 22.83 in., 4,260 in2 (1185 x 580 mm, 2.75 m2)
High-Quality Materials
  • Galvanized steel frame assembled with TAPTITE® screws.*
  • Strong support structure with adjustable stainless steel legs.
  • Self-cleaning AstroTurf® pads.*

 *AstroTurf® and TAPTITE® are not owned or licensed by CTB, Inc. and are the sole property of their respective owners.


Plastic Slats

  • Plastic slats are nailed to a wooden frame.
  • Proven, highly durable design.
  • Easy to maintain.


  • Polypropylene, UV protected
  • Mesh size 1.6 x .9 inches (40 x 22 mm)


  • 38.6 x 24.6 inches (980 x 625 mm)

Slat supports

  • Galvanized steel beams
  • Available in every requested width

Slat Front


  • Film-faced plywood
  • Optional 1-3 row perforations


  • Front height from 11.8 inches (300 mm) to 31.5 inches (800 mm)
  • Thickness .5 inches (12 mm)
Egg Collection & Control
  • Chore-Time’s egg belts, expeller and controls comprise a total egg collection system that ensures a safe trip for the egg from the hen to the collection table.
  • Choice of rear rollaway egg belts
    • 2 x 9.84 in. (2 x 250 mm) polypropylene egg belt with holes
    • 2 x 9.84 in. (2 x 250 mm) woven polypropylene egg belt
    • 1 x 19.69 in. (1 x 500 mm) polypropylene egg belt with holes
  • The Control Unit programs the daily opening and closing of the expeller to optimize the period when hens have access to the nests.
  • The Control also initiates slight movement of the expeller during egg collection, which permits birds to stay in the nests yet helps to prevent accidental bird damage to the eggs,
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VALEGO Pagoda Nest RDE-49 for Layers
VALEGO Pagoda Nest RDE-49 for Layers