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2015-05-06 23:01:33

Chicken Coop Condo adds a heavy duty wheel kit to their backyard chicken house designs. Lewisberry, PA (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 A quality built chicken coop

2015-03-07 23:00:31

Fat Chickens from developer MAMN84 challenges gamers to shoot some chubby poultry in order to make it through 5 episodes and over 80 challenging levels.

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2015-02-10 17:40:30

If you’ve ever watched to watch an avian embryo slowly form into a baby bird, researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have a breakthrough for you – artificial, see-through eggs that let them look through the shell and monitor every aspect of the offspring’s development.

2014-08-11 20:25:44

BOERNE, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chickens can be used to help maintain and strengthen the health of your garden.

Birds Evolved Distinctive Patterns To Identify Cuckoo Eggs From Their Own
2014-06-19 03:13:09

For some birds, recognizing their own eggs can be a matter of life or death.

2014-02-27 23:25:50

Vebo Pet Supplies is now offering the best quality Bird Cages in Australia.

2014-02-04 23:30:08

Seeking to solve the overpopulation problem of exotic animals, the North East Parrot Placement Cooperative and Foster Parrots have paired with Animal Support to develop a parrot adoption website.

2014-01-31 23:22:15

During the Super Bowl most people have large gatherings at their house with lots of food and often times adult beverages sitting around.

2014-01-30 23:30:22

Animal Support and its cofounders -- Dr.

Tree Sparrows Recognize Foreign Eggs In Their Nest By Color And Shape
2013-12-11 09:23:39

Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have discovered that tree sparrows can recognize eggs deposited by other tree sparrows but do not always reject them.


Latest Aviculture Reference Libraries

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

Mulard
2014-09-08 16:31:03

The mulard, also known as the moulard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed by crossbreeding the pekin duck breed and the Muscovy duck. It is not considered a breed or species hybrid due to the species classification of the Muscovy and the breed status of the pekin duck, which is a derivative of the Mallard duck species. However, it is considered to be a genera hybrid due to the genus classifications of the mallard and muscovy ducks. As is common in F1 hybrids, the mulard is...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

Aylesbury Duck
2014-09-04 13:11:59

The Aylesbury duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known that duck breeds originating from England were rare before the eighteenth century. The common duck, although originating from England, was bred from wild mallards and the most prized members of this breed were white in color, although they only occurred randomly. During the eighteenth century, breeders began focusing on developing a duck that would produce only white...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).