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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.

Honeyguide Birds Destroy Their Own Species' Eggs To Eliminate Competition
2013-08-21 09:19:04

Like cuckoos, honeyguides are parasitic birds that lay their eggs in other birds' nests and dupe them into raising their young.

Eggshells Of The Guillemot Are Self-Cleaning
2013-07-05 09:23:16

Unique nano-structures on guillemot eggshells eggs enable them to survive precarious habitats, on exposed cliffs with no nest.

2013-06-06 23:02:24

City Chicks - Taking eating local to a new level at Livingston Farmers Market (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 A new trend, raising chickens for fresh eggs, is


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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dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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