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Poultry, facts about poultry

Poultry are birds such as chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys that are kept on farms for their meat and eggs. They are also known as fowl, and include wild game birds, such as pheasant, partridge and grouse which are considered delicacies.

Poultry, facts about poultry - used poultry processing equipment

Poultry, facts about poultry

The rearing of poultry is today a major farm industry where is used poultry processing equipment. The demand for eggs and meat from poultry has greatly increased and poultry farming is now highly organized to obtain maximum production

Poultry meat and eggs account for about 15 per cent of all income received from farm livestock. Half of this amount is obtained by the sale of chickens' eggs. Chickens are descended from the red jungle fowl of India. Breeding to increase the egg output is a fairly recent development. Formerly, chickens were kept mainly for their meat.

Chicken and egg - poultry, facts about poultry

The chicken and the egg

Most poultry farmers have found that it is more profitable to keep their poultry indoors. The young chickens grow in clean and warm conditions, but never see the light of day. When they are about 12 weeks old, they are killed and sold for broiling and frying. Larger birds such as ducks and geese are usually reared in the open.

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