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					Poultry
Leghorn
Rhode Island Red
Ross
Peterson
Arbor Acres
Wyandottes
New Hampshires
Plymoth Rocks
Black Turkey
Bourbon
Bronze
Narragansett
Royal Palm
Slate
White
Terms
        American Bantam
          Association
 Focus on the bantam breeds of chickens and ducks
   APA: American Poultry
        Association
 focus is strictly on large and bantam chickens,
  ducks, geese and turkeys that are recognized breeds
  and varieties in the U.S.
                   Avian

 Of other birds
                   Bantam

 A group of breeds of chickens and ducks
  distinguished by their small size. Bantams typically
  weigh between one and three pounds
           Banty or Bantie

 Slang term for a bantam chicken
                      Breed

 A population of a species that have distinct
  characteristics that differentiate them form other
  populations in that species
                  Capon

 Fixed Rooster
                Chick

 Young birds
                 Chicken

 A member of the Pheasant family, chickens
  probably descended from the Jungle Fowl of Ceylon
                    Chook

 Australian term for chicken
                 Cockerel

 A male chicken under 1 year of age
                      Egg

 The reproductive element of birds Millions of
  chicken eggs are produced each year in the United
  States for human consumption
                      Egg

 The reproductive element of birds Millions of
  chicken eggs are produced each year in the United
  States for human consumption
                      Hen

 A female chicken over 1 year of age.
                  Hybrid

 A cross breed
               Large Fowl

 The original sized chicken (as opposed to Bantams)
  Large fowl typically range in size from four pounds
  to 13 pounds.
                    Layer

 Bird kept for egg production
            Meat Breeders

 Breeds of chickens developed for their quick growth
  and heavy muscles. These breeds are developed for
  eating.
                 Poult

 Turkey chick
                    Pullet

 A female under 1 year of age
                   Rooster

 A male over 1 year of age
Common Health Problems
        Diseases caused by
             parasites
 Coccidiosis

 Round worms and tapeworms

 External parasites(ectoparasites)
   Mites
   Lice

 Abnormal Egg Shells

 Air Sac Disease
 Ammonia Burns

 Aspergillosis

 Blackhead

 Blue Comb

 Breast Blisters

 Broodiness

 Infectious Bronchitis
Common Health Practices
 To prevent the egg shell problem they make sure
  that the hens are free from disease and feed a laying
  mash.

 Or they make sure that people wear specific gear
  that is sanitized so nobody takes any disease in.

 They keep the coop areas and surrounding
  environment clean and desanitized

				
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