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nest box

a box in a henhouse in which domestic chickens lay eggs
a box designed as a nesting place for wild birds and positioned in a garden, park, or reserve to encourage them to breed there
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  • No nest box or pan is really needed, but many pigeon keepers use a nest bowl, called a nappy, of earthenware or wood fiber.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • Take every nest box and wash inside and out, and put in clean straw, sprinkling upon it some sulphur or loose tobacco.

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