Poultry

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Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.wikipedia
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Meat

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Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.
Meat is sometimes also used in a more restrictive sense to mean the flesh of mammalian species (pigs, cattle, lambs, etc.) raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish, other seafood, insects, poultry, or other animals.

Domestication

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Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.
Among birds, the major domestic species today is the chicken, important for meat and eggs, though economically valuable poultry include the turkey, guineafowl and numerous other species.

Domestic turkey

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These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).
Female domestic turkeys are referred to as hens, and the chicks may be called poults or turkeylings.

Fowl

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These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).
As opposed to "fowl", "poultry" is a term for any kind of domesticated bird or bird captive-raised for meat, eggs, or feathers; ostriches, for example, are sometimes kept as poultry, but are neither gamefowl nor waterfowl.

Squab

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Poultry also includes other birds that are killed for their meat, such as the young of pigeons (known as squabs) but does not include similar wild birds hunted for sport or food and known as game.
Usually considered a delicacy, squab is tender, moist and richer in taste than many commonly consumed poultry meats, but there is relatively little meat per bird, the meat being concentrated in the breast.

Poultry farming

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By the mid-20th century, the poultry meat-producing industry was of greater importance than the egg-laying industry.
Poultry farming is the form of animal husbandry which raises domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese to produce meat or eggs for food.

Egg incubation

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The Romans used them in divination, and the Egyptians made a breakthrough when they learned the difficult technique of artificial incubation.
Especially in poultry, the act of sitting on eggs to incubate them is called brooding.

Domestic goose

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Domestic geese (Anser anser domesticus or Anser cygnoides domesticus) are domesticated grey geese (either greylag geese or swan geese) that are kept by humans as poultry for their meat, eggs, and down feathers since ancient times.

Chicken as food

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In the Western world, ducks are not as popular as chickens, because the latter produce larger quantities of white, lean meat and are easier to keep intensively, making the price of chicken meat lower than that of duck meat.
Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world.

Bird

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Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.
Domesticated birds raised for meat and eggs, called poultry, are the largest source of animal protein eaten by humans; in 2003, 76 million tons of poultry and 61 million tons of eggs were produced worldwide.

Mute swan

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In his 1848 classic book on poultry, Ornamental and Domestic Poultry: Their History, and Management, Edmund Dixon included chapters on the peafowl, guinea fowl, mute swan, turkey, various types of geese, the muscovy duck, other ducks and all types of chickens including bantams.
Populations in western Europe were largely exterminated by hunting pressure in the 13th–19th centuries, with the exception of semi-domesticated birds maintained as poultry by large landowners.

Domestic guineafowl

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It is a medium-sized grey or speckled bird with a small naked head with colorful wattles and a knob on top, and was domesticated by the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Domestic guineafowl, sometimes called pintades, pearl hen, or gleanies, are poultry originating from Africa.

Feather pecking

In intensive systems, cannibalism, feather pecking and vent pecking can be common, with some farmers using beak trimming as a preventative measure.
Feather pecking is a behavioural problem that occurs most frequently amongst domestic hens reared for egg production, although it does occur in other poultry such as pheasants, turkeys, ducks, broiler chickens and is sometimes seen in farmed ostriches.

Yarding

A more intensive system is yarding, in which the birds have access to a fenced yard and poultry house at a higher stocking rate.
In poultry keeping, yarding is the practice of providing the poultry with a fenced yard in addition to a poultry house.

Cannibalism in poultry

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In intensive systems, cannibalism, feather pecking and vent pecking can be common, with some farmers using beak trimming as a preventative measure.
Cannibalism in poultry is the act of one individual of a poultry species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food.

Debeaking

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In intensive systems, cannibalism, feather pecking and vent pecking can be common, with some farmers using beak trimming as a preventative measure.
Debeaking is the partial removal of the beak of poultry, especially layer hens and turkeys although it may also be performed on quail and ducks.

Buffalo wing

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The wings are also eaten (Buffalo wings are a popular example in the United States) and may be split into three segments, the meatier "drumette", the "wingette" (also called the "flat"), and the wing tip (also called the "flapper").
A Buffalo wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is an unbreaded chicken wing section (flat or drumette) that is generally deep-fried then coated or dipped in a sauce consisting of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter prior to serving.

Poultry Club of Great Britain

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Sometimes, poultry shows are part of general livestock shows, and sometimes they are separate events such as the annual "National Championship Show" in the United Kingdom organised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain.
Its stated purpose is to "safeguard the interests of all pure and traditional breeds of poultry including chickens, bantams, ducks, geese and turkeys".

Livestock show

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Sometimes, poultry shows are part of general livestock shows, and sometimes they are separate events such as the annual "National Championship Show" in the United Kingdom organised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain.
Poultry such as chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys and pigeons are also shown competitively.

Campylobacter

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Also, some risk is present for consumers of poultry meat and eggs to bacterial infections such as Salmonella and Campylobacter.
The bacterium's main natural reservoir is poultry; humans can contract the disease from eating food contaminated with Campylobacter species.

Breed standard

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In many countries, national and regional poultry shows are held where enthusiasts exhibit their birds which are judged on certain phenotypical breed traits as specified by their respective breed standards.
In the American Poultry Association breed standards for poultry, for example, ducks and geese are divided by weight, and chicken breeds are divided by size.

Egg as food

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Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.

Feather

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Poultry are domesticated birds kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.

Order (biology)

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These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).

Chicken

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These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).