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Swallow Nest 10B

This hand-shaped nest for barn swallows is ideal placed inside stables, barns, warehouses, archways and garages. it is important to ensure that birds have constant access during the breeding periods (window left ajar, ventilation pipe or open stable door).
Barn swallows will return from their winter quarters to nest at the same site each year, and will often raise several broods during the course of the summer


Swallows are popular birds and are regarded as the bringers of good luck. They feed on flying insects such as swarms of greenfly, crane flies, mosquitoes and houseflies. They prefer to hunt in the immediate vicinity of their nesting sites.
Period spent by swallows in Central Europe: Arrival at end of March through to April, departure end of July through to early October.
Breeding period: Eggs are laid from the end of April though to mid-July. They will typically have two broods annually, occasionally three

Swallow nest positioning

Although Swallows are sociable birds, the swallow nests should not be placed directly adjacent to one another but at intervals of approximately 1m. Inside buildings of all kinds, porches, livestock sheds, barns, etc. Always ensure unobstructed access through open windows and skylights. Distance between top of nest and ceiling at least 6 cm.
Cleaning the swallow nest is not absolutely necessary but recommended. Cleaning is very simple due to the bowl-shaped nest

Swallow Nest Specifications

  • Easy clean cup shaped nest
  • Swallow Bowl is made from 100%  WoodcretePLUS™.
  • Backed by 25 year guarantee (in addition to your statutory rights)
  • Dimensions: H100 x W200 x D140mm
  • Weight:  1 kg