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

Poultry are a form of domesticated bird kept by humans for their eggs, their meat or their feathers.[1] These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys).[2] The term also includes 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. The word "poultry" comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal.[3]

Geese amongst other poultry.

References Edit

  1. "Consider These 6 Types Of Poultry For Your Farm". Hobby Farms. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  2. "Fowl". HowStuffWorks. 2008-04-22. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  3. "Our Poultry". Poule D'or Chicken. Retrieved 2021-01-20.

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