• 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!
    laying egg
  • Key Words:
    Broiler: Chickens that are bred for meat consumption
    Hen: A female chicken that has begun laying
    Keel: Breastbone
    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.