Egg box

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Egg box

Egg box

A box with soft material made to hold eggs. Egg-laying animals will lay eggs in egg boxes if they can. Your haulers will take all the eggs out only when the box is full, to save time. The box also protects eggs from deteriorating outdoors, though it does not protect from temperature damage.

Base Stats

3 kg
Path Cost


1 × 1
Cover Effectiveness
Terrain Affordance


Work To Make
2,000 ticks (33.33 secs)
Stuff Tags
Metallic, Woody
Resources to make
Stuff 20
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 10
Destroy yield
Stuff 5

Egg boxes is a miscellaneous building that egg-laying animals will try to lay eggs in. They do not protect eggs from temperature spoilage, but do prevent deterioration from exposure.


The egg box can be constructed with Stuff 20 Stuff (Metallic/Woody) and 2,000 ticks (33.33 secs) of work to make.


Hold up to 25 eggs of a single type. Once it has 20 eggs it will be emptied.[By whom?] They do not protect eggs from temperature spoilage, but do prevent deterioration from exposure. Egg-laying animals will try to lay the egg in the box if they are within range and the box is accessible, allowing them to be both protected and easily collected.


Egg laying animals will always lay egg in an egg box if one is available in their assigned pen,[Verify] therefore, egg boxes are extremely useful to control the environment in which the eggs are placed.

Egg boxes function as shelves preventing weather and outdoors degradation types e.g. "Outdoors", "Unroofed", "Rain", "Shallow Water", etc., however, they do not prevent eggs from rotting (rotting eggs vanish just like all other food stuffs). Additionally, egg boxes do not prevent fertilized eggs from being spoiled, despite this, they can be used to force animals to lay eggs in a heated or cooled room, preventing temperature spoilage.

Strategically placing egg boxes can also minimize the amount of hauling work to be done, as it a. prevents pawns from hauling eggs until the egg boxes egg count reaches 20 (or until they are manually tasked to do so); b. by collecting all eggs in a single location rather then having them be spread across a room or pen distance traveled by a pawn tasked with hauling will be greatly reduced.

Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flamma­bility Market Value
    Wooden Egg box 20 Wood 0 001,400 ticks (23.33 secs) 33 100% 00,029,00 Silver
    Golden Egg box 200 Gold 20 001,800 ticks (30 secs) 30 40% 02,005,00 Silver
    Plasteel Egg box 20 Plasteel 0 004,400 ticks (1.22 mins) 140 0% 00,196,00 Silver
    Silver Egg box 200 Silver 6 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 35 40% 00,205,00 Silver
    Steel Egg box 20 Steel 0 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 50 40% 00,045,00 Silver
    Uranium Egg box 20 Uranium 0 003,800 ticks (1.06 mins) 125 0% 00,134,00 Silver
  • Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.

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