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Overseer of the Fowls or Overseer of the Fowlhouses (ancient Egyptian: ỉmy-r ꜣpdw) was an ancient Egyptian occupational title held by a high official who was in charge of inspecting and supervising the poultry in a specific palace or temple domain. Geese and ducks were probably the favorite birds in ancient Egyptian dishes, evident from the amount of care dedicated to breeding them. Murals have been found depicting the hand-feeding of these popular birds. The ducks and geese usually adorned the tables of kings, priests, and the elite, be it broiled, or grilled. The ancient Egyptians were also successful in domesticating pigeons, pheasants, and even ostriches. Fowlhouses were made of mud clay. The excrements of pigeons was also used as a natural fertilizer for agricultural purposes.

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Besides domestication, the ancient Egyptian also hunted wild fowls for food, which can be seen in many tomb reliefs as well.

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