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close this bookPractical Poultry Raising (Peace Corps, 1981, 225 p.)
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View the document1. Poultry production - An overview
Open this folder and view contents2. What do you have to work with?
Open this folder and view contents3. Getting to know the chicken
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View the documentGlossary

Glossary

Broiler - Chicken grown for meat.

Breeder - Sexually mature chicken used to produce fertile eggs.

Capon - Castrated male chicken.

Cockerel - Male chicken less than one year old.

Fryer - Young broiler, usually less than one year old.

Grower - Intermediate stage between chick and adult.

Hen - Female chicken over one year old.

Layer - Female chicken, usually 21 weeks or older, kept for eggs.

Pullet - Female chicken less than one year old.

Roaster - Fat, heavy broiler, usually more than ten weeks old.

Rooster - Male chicken more than one year old. Also called cock.