from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house in which fish-eggs are hatched.
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When this is the case she should be left on her nest till night, and when it is dark a cloth should be put over her, and she should be conveyed, nest and all, if practicable, to either the turkey's hatching-house or the feeding-house, where she should be placed on a nest prepared for her, containing all her own eggs, and then covered with a coop, and a cloth thrown over that.
The old bird should then be put with her young ones under a coop in the hatching-house, and water should be placed within her reach and that of her young.
A Spanish hen, in Mrs F--'s poultry-yard, was sitting on her nest in the hatching-house, which had a small window, through which a person might look to see that all was right.