Rookery

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by monarc23, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    The term Rookery.....was it used "in the olden days" the same way we use the word "hatchery"?


    I ask because the man im buying my Sears Roebuck incubator from said that his wife used this incubator in her rookery and I was famliar with the term but wasnt sure exactly what he meant by it. So I just now remembered the word and searched for the meaning and it means mainly a nesting or breeding ground for sea animals. Now, I may be wrong but I highly doubt his wife hatched sea birds lol So just cuirous if that word was used the same way we use hatchery?

    Thanks!
     
  2. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    I've usually heard it as referring to a place where wild birds nest and rear their young. It's also used around here for the rocky beaches where sea lions and seals have their young.

    Maybe there are some regions that refer to a hatchery as a rookery, or just a quaint use of the term.

    Wayne
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    ^ thanks that's what I think too [​IMG]
     

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