- Poultry are domesticated birds and have a variety of purposes, including meat consumption, egg laying and feather usage.In this particular case, we will be talking about chickens!
- Key Words:
Broiler: Chickens that are bred for meat consumption
Hen: A female chicken that has begun laying
Layer: Chickens that are bred for egg consumption and/or use
Puller: A female chicken hat has not begun laying
Vent: The outside opening of the cloaca, through which a chicken emits eggs and droppings from separate channels
Comb: The fleshy, usually red, crown on top of a chicken’s headWattles: The two red or purplish flaps of flesh that dangle under a chicken’s chin
Hock: the knee joint of a bird
Cloaca: The chamber just inside the vent where the digestive, reproductive, and excretory tracts come together
- The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is a subspecies of the Red Junglefowl. There are more chickens than any other bird in the world and chickens are also the most widely used in poultry farming.
- The main layer breed in Australia are ISA brown chickens, and for broilers Cobb and Ross chickens.