Dovecote Nest Boxes
What are Dovecote Nest Boxes?
A dove cote is an enclosed structure that provides nesting sites for doves, pigeons or turtledoves. Traditionally, these structures were built on manor houses or large estates, but there are many modern designs of dovecote nest boxes available today that can be placed in almost any sized garden.
Dovecote nest boxes usually have pitched roofs, with multiple small holes along each side which allow the birds access. Often they are designed to look like a miniature castle or church spire; some designs even incorporate a clock face! The large internal space of the dove cote gives lots of room for nesting birds or their young, while the external design can add an attractive feature to your garden or outdoor space.
What are the benefits of a Dovecote nest box?
Dovecote nest boxes provide shelter and security for birds, they also provide fascinating viewing of nesting activities! Many people enjoy watching from afar as the birds build their nest inside a dove cote nest box, feed their young when they hatch, and then launch them through the hatch doorways into the outside world.
Doves and pigeons are found all around the world, and you may be surprised by the amount of useful things these birds can do for your garden. For example: they eat insects such as caterpillars (which eat your plants), rats (which eat your seeds) and even mice (which eat your crops). They also fertilize flowers with their droppings so that more flowers grow back quickly after being eaten by insects or cut off by gardeners trying to keep plants neat looking.
If you're looking for ways to attract doves and pigeons to your garden in order to help achieve these benefits, there is no better way than installing one or more dovecotes nest boxes!
Where should I setup my Dovecote nest box?
When deciding where to position your dovecote nest box take into account its height; most will be around two feet high but some may be taller than this depending on the type of bird that you want it for (e.g., doves). You should also ensure that there is enough room around it so that predators cannot reach inside easily - think cats! If you are placing one in an area where there is likely to be snow during winter months then make sure it is at least five feet away from walls or fences so that water does not freeze around it causing damage when thawing occurs again later on down through springtime months ahead (April onwards).