nest box

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nest box

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nesting box

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1. (Agriculture) a box in a henhouse in which domestic chickens lay eggs
2. (Environmental Science) a box designed as a nesting place for wild birds and positioned in a garden, park, or reserve to encourage them to breed there
Translations
linnunpönttöpesäpönttö

nest box

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If you think about puppies in a whelping box, and you see a puppy who isn't where he wants to be, most breeders will pick the puppy up," and place him near a nipple or the warmth of his mother, she says.
IT seems like no time since I wrote my weekly column sitting on the floor at the side of our whelping box while our pet Labrador Blossom had her puppies.
A whelping box is a box where the female dog gives birth to her puppies and nurses them.
My husband immediately built her a whelping box and the puppies were born a week later on my husband's birthday.
But rather than a manger, attention will be focused on a puppy whelping box.
My better half and I are breeders of purebred dogs and as a consequence, we have arrangements with a local newspaper to pick up their extra left-over papers to use to paper train the puppies and to line their whelping box.
GENERAL ATTITUDE A move from the whelping box to your home will be a dramatic shift for the pup.
30pm and I am at home, sitting at the side of our whelping box as Blossom, our Chocolate Labrador (you may remember her as the Daffodil eater - see pic above) has her pups.
Environmental impact can begin very early For example, if a pup is genetically sound for temperament but his mother exhibits fearful behavior toward people approaching the whelping box, the pup can learn from this to be fearful of people at a very young age - as young as 3 weeks.
and through the straw that we used as "clean" bedding in the whelping box, the pups contracted scours.
Breeding hopes were bolstered when encouraged her to sleep in the whelping box.