When Abby Duvall ’11 was in middle school, she acquired an incubator and started hatching chickens on her family’s farm. At that time, she only had access to chickens. However, after meeting breeders through game bird clubs and swaps, she began raising exotic birds – mandarin ducks, all types of pheasants, partridges and peacocks.
“I saw birds on the field, but a little sparrow, way out in the distance, wasn’t as interesting to me as being able to hold the bird and learn more about them up close.”
Ever since, Abby has involved herself in the breeding, the rehabilitation, and the public education of birds.