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Poultry is any kind of domesticated bird that humans hold for their eggs, meat or feathers. These birds are most usually members of the Galloanserae (fowl) superorder, especially of the Galliformes order (which includes chickens, quails, and turkeys). The word also includes birds, such as young pigeons (known as squabs) that are killed for their meat, but does not include similar wild birds hunted for sport or food and known as game. The word “poultry” is derived from the French/Norman word poule, which is derived from the Latin word pullus, meaning little animal.

In Southeast Asia, the domestication of poultry took place about 5,400 years ago. This may have initially been due to individuals hatching and rearing young birds from wild-gathered eggs, but later included keeping the birds in captivity indefinitely. At first, domesticated chickens may have been used for cockfighting and quail kept for their songs, but it was soon realized how beneficial it was to have a food supply that was captive-bred. Selective breeding has taken place over the centuries for rapid development, egg-laying ability, conformation, plumage and docility, and modern breeds also look very distinct from their wild ancestors. While some birds are still kept in extensive systems in small flocks, most of the birds currently available on the market are reared in intensive commercial enterprises.

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Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
Simba- Disney Minnie Peluche, Multicolor, 25cm (6315874843)
  1. GRAVITY FED DESIGN - This waterer container provides feed flow at a constant rate using its complete top-filled, gravity-fed design with an 8 gallon capacity.
  2. HIGHLY DURABLE - This water tank is made of heavy-duty plastic that is designed to withstand heat, cold, and cracks.
  3. EASY ASSEMBLY - The waterer container base can be easily assembled and disassembled, and features an easily removable ring minimizes spillage.
  4. ERGONOMIC DESIGN - The waterer container has three legs that keep the waterer off of the ground. The waterer jar is molded from durable transparent plastic so the capacity level is always visible.
  5. LARGE CAPACITY - This container s large capacity features a volume of 8 gallon, and has dimensions of 24.5 L by 18.25 W by 18.25 H.
  1. EASY TO SET UP - This waterer can be easily set up with its one-piece construction of jar and water ring for easy assembly.
  2. DURABLE DESIGN - The elevated chicken waterer is molded from impact-resistant plastic that won t rust or corrode, allowing for years of use.
  3. PROTECTS YOUR WATER - The water container has an included plastic lid and legs that protect water from the elements and has a translucent design that lets you view your water level.
  4. CARRYING HANDLE - The plastic waterer jar comes with a carry handle for easy transporting around the farm or yard.
  5. PERFECT FOR SMALL FLOCK - The plastic chick waterer holds 1.5 quarts or 1.5 liters of water making it perfect for starting and managing your flock.
  1. 🐓 100% Food Grade and BPA Free Plastic
  2. 🐓 New Horizontal Nipples prevent ground/bedding from getting wet. Rest your bucket on the ground when filling with water!
  3. 🐓 2 Gallons lasts 4 hens more than 5 days!
  4. 🐓 Easy to fill - Removable cap on lid. No need to hang!
  1. 🐓Water flows automatically without tabs to push - The cups are always half full - Watch video to see how it works
  2. 🐓 An amazing solution for clean water for chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys etc. Great for 80 + days - Hens can dip their wattles in cup of water
  3. 🐓 Perfect for gravity fed systems (attached directly to a bucket) or systems with a float valve or pressure regulator. 3 PSI is the maximum pressure for the cups to work properly
  4. 🐓 Use a 3/8 drill bit to create holes, 1 above the base of the bucket or use 5/16ID+7/16OD tube
  5. 🐓 BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE! Here for any additional help you may need!
  1. Easy-fill, easy-clean
  2. Molded from long-life plastic with durable fountain
  3. Features twist-lock system
  4. Accommodates up to 32 poultry or game chicks
  5. Can be used with the Harris Farms Heated Poultry Drinker Base
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Little Giant Plastic Dome Waterer (8 Gal) Heavy Duty Plastic Gravity Fed Poultry Waterer Container Tank (Red) (Item No. DOMEWTR8)
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  1. GRAVITY FED DESIGN - This waterer container provides feed flow at a constant rate using its complete top-filled, gravity-fed design with an 8 gallon capacity.
  2. HIGHLY DURABLE - This water tank is made of heavy-duty plastic that is designed to withstand heat, cold, and cracks.
  3. EASY ASSEMBLY - The waterer container base can be easily assembled and disassembled, and features an easily removable ring minimizes spillage.
  4. ERGONOMIC DESIGN - The waterer container has three legs that keep the waterer off of the ground. The waterer jar is molded from durable transparent plastic so the capacity level is always visible.
  5. LARGE CAPACITY - This container s large capacity features a volume of 8 gallon, and has dimensions of 24.5 L by 18.25 W by 18.25 H.
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Poultry Waterer with Legs (Blue & White) - Durable Water Container with Carrying Handle for Chickens & Birds (1.5 Quart) (Item No. DT9870)
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  1. EASY TO SET UP - This waterer can be easily set up with its one-piece construction of jar and water ring for easy assembly.
  2. DURABLE DESIGN - The elevated chicken waterer is molded from impact-resistant plastic that won t rust or corrode, allowing for years of use.
  3. PROTECTS YOUR WATER - The water container has an included plastic lid and legs that protect water from the elements and has a translucent design that lets you view your water level.
  4. CARRYING HANDLE - The plastic waterer jar comes with a carry handle for easy transporting around the farm or yard.
  5. PERFECT FOR SMALL FLOCK - The plastic chick waterer holds 1.5 quarts or 1.5 liters of water making it perfect for starting and managing your flock.
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RentACoop 2 Gallon Chicken Waterer - Horizontal Nipple Setup (4 Nipple Corner)
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  1. 🐓 100% Food Grade and BPA Free Plastic
  2. 🐓 New Horizontal Nipples prevent ground/bedding from getting wet. Rest your bucket on the ground when filling with water!
  3. 🐓 2 Gallons lasts 4 hens more than 5 days!
  4. 🐓 Easy to fill - Removable cap on lid. No need to hang!
RentACoop
RentACoop Automatic Chicken Water Cup Waterer Kit for Poultry (Pack of 6)
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  1. 🐓Water flows automatically without tabs to push - The cups are always half full - Watch video to see how it works
  2. 🐓 An amazing solution for clean water for chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys etc. Great for 80 + days - Hens can dip their wattles in cup of water
  3. 🐓 Perfect for gravity fed systems (attached directly to a bucket) or systems with a float valve or pressure regulator. 3 PSI is the maximum pressure for the cups to work properly
  4. 🐓 Use a 3/8 drill bit to create holes, 1 above the base of the bucket or use 5/16ID+7/16OD tube
  5. 🐓 BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE! Here for any additional help you may need!
Harris Farms
Harris Farms Plastic Poultry Drinker, 5 Quart
  1. Easy-fill, easy-clean
  2. Molded from long-life plastic with durable fountain
  3. Features twist-lock system
  4. Accommodates up to 32 poultry or game chicks
  5. Can be used with the Harris Farms Heated Poultry Drinker Base

Poultry is one of the two most commonly consumed forms of meat worldwide, along with pig meat, with over 70 percent of the meat supply among them in 2012; poultry offers nutritionally beneficial foods containing high-quality protein accompanied by a low fat proportion. To minimize the risk of food poisoning, all poultry meat should be properly treated and thoroughly cooked.

The word "poultry" comes from "pultrie" in West & English, from pouletrie in Old French, from pouletier, poultry dealer, from poulet, pullet. The word "pullet" itself derives from the Middle English pulet, both from the Latin pullus, a young fowl, a young animal or a chicken, and from the Old French polet. The term "fowl" has Germanic roots (cf. Old English Fugol, German Vogel, Danish Fugl).

'Poultry' is a term used to refer to wildfowl (Galliformes) and waterfowl (Anseriformes) but not to cagebirds such as songbirds and parrots, for any kind of domesticated bird, captive-raised for its utility, and historically the word has been used. 'Poultry' can be described as domestic fowl raised for the production of meat or eggs, including chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks, and the word is often used for the flesh used as food for these birds.

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The Encyclopædia Britannica mentions the same groups of birds but adds guinea fowl and squabs as well (young pigeons). Squabs are omitted in the breeding and genetics of R. D. Crawford's Poultry, but Japanese quail and common pheasant are added to the list, the latter being mostly bred in captivity and released into the wild. Edmund Dixon included chapters on peafowl, guinea fowl, mute swan, turkey, various types of geese, muscovy duck, other ducks and all kinds of chickens, including bantams, in his 1848 classic book on poultry, Ornamental and Domestic Poultry: Their History and Management.

The word "fowl" is sometimes used almost synonymously with "domesticated chicken" (Gallus gallus), or with "poultry" or even just "bird" in colloquial speech, and many languages do not differentiate between "poultry" and "fowl" For the meat of these birds, both words are used as well. Poultry can be distinguished from "game", which is described as wild birds or mammals hunted for food or sport, a term often used when eating to describe their meat.