Friday, February 23, 2007

Basic Poultry Vocabulary

As we learn more about poultry we keep this link updated to teach people basic vocabulary and get started in their poultry endevours.

Poultry: Poultry is the class of domesticated fowl (birds) used for food or for their eggs. These most typically are members of the orders Galliformes (such as chickens and turkeys), and Anseriformes (waterfowl such as ducks and geese).
source: Wikipedia

Rooster: the male of domestic fowl and certain game birds; cock.
A.K.A.: cock, man chicken, male chicken

Hen: the female of the domestic fowl.
A.K.A.: female chicken, good lookin' (just kidding)

Pullet: A female chicken under one year of age.
source: University of Illinois Extension

Cockerel: A young rooster.

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