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 +Note that you will have to cut or drill some holes at the top edge of the bin or in the lid, otherwise frost can build up inside. When that melts, the whole nest can get wet, which is really bad.
  
 Wooden ones made using plywood, 1x4" boards, 2x2". They measure approximately 18" deep x 12" wide x 9" high. I have built a few that are higher (about 12") for my bigger does. The does love to sit on top, so the lid is important. As I breed year-round, I also think the does help to keep the kits toasty warm when they sit on top. :-) Wooden ones made using plywood, 1x4" boards, 2x2". They measure approximately 18" deep x 12" wide x 9" high. I have built a few that are higher (about 12") for my bigger does. The does love to sit on top, so the lid is important. As I breed year-round, I also think the does help to keep the kits toasty warm when they sit on top. :-)
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 +I have some does who like to '​pack'​ their kits into the back of the box and then sit in the front. I know rabbits don't normally '​brood'​ their young, but it seems pretty clear to me that these does are deliberately helping to keep their kits warm.
  
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