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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)
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  1. NO OVERFLOW: Features a vacuum-sealing O-ring cap that creates an automatic consistent water flow
  2. DENT-PROOF MATERIAL: Constructed from heavy-duty dent-proof translucent plastic provides a visible water level
  3. WIDE MOUTH OPENING: Wide mouth opening allows for easy filling and cleanout
  4. HASSLE FREE: Jar conveniently snaps into place requiring no twisting or turning onto the base
  5. EASY TRANSPORT: Rugged handle makes transport around the yard easy and can be used as a hanging mechanism
  1. AUTOMATIC CUP WATERER - The drinking cup automatically replenishes itself with clean water, no need chickens to peck any tabs
  2. EASY CLEAN CUP WATERER - The unique doubel wall drinking cup design make it very easy to clean the debris in the cup
  3. NO-WASTE FEEDER - The feeding port makes chickens can t spill or soil feed which save your money
  4. FEEDER WITH RAIN HOOD - Keep feed always dry, no need to put the feeder under cover when using outside of the coop
  5. 2 GALLON / 10 LBS CAPACITY - Holds 2 gallon water and 10 pounds of feed which will result in feeding much less often.
  1. This item is a Farm Innovators All-Seasons Heated Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 Gal. Model HPF-100, 100-Watt
  2. Purpose of use for Farming, Poultry Care
  3. This product is manufactured in China
  4. Thermostatically controlled to operate only when necessary
  5. Prevents water from freezing down to 0-degree F
  6. Ideal for year round use
  1. Features a vacuum-sealing O-ring cap that creates an automatic water flow
  2. Dent-proof heavy duty plastic allows view of water level
  3. Easy to fill jar snaps onto base
  4. Rugged handle makes transport easy
  5. Made in the use
  1. ๐Ÿ“ A new and better version of the old orange water cups. No tabs to push and the cup is always half full!
  2. ๐Ÿ“ Great for 80 + days - Hens can dip their wattles in cup of water
  3. ๐Ÿ“ Comes with No-Roost Cap to prevent chickens from roosting on the waterer
  4. ๐Ÿ“ Designed to be placed in the center of a chicken coop or run. Not recommended for hanging as 40lbs of water puts a load on the strap and bucket walls of any type of bucket
  5. ๐Ÿ“You can hang this bucket for years by using RentACoop s hanging strap - Search Amazon for B07NTMX7Z5
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Little Giant PPF7 7 Gallon Capacity Hanging Automatic Poultry Waterer Dispenser for Chickens and Game Birds, Red
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  1. NO OVERFLOW: Features a vacuum-sealing O-ring cap that creates an automatic consistent water flow
  2. DENT-PROOF MATERIAL: Constructed from heavy-duty dent-proof translucent plastic provides a visible water level
  3. WIDE MOUTH OPENING: Wide mouth opening allows for easy filling and cleanout
  4. HASSLE FREE: Jar conveniently snaps into place requiring no twisting or turning onto the base
  5. EASY TRANSPORT: Rugged handle makes transport around the yard easy and can be used as a hanging mechanism
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KEBONNIXS Automatic Chicken Cup Waterer and Port Feeder Set, 2 Gallon/10 Pounds
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  1. AUTOMATIC CUP WATERER - The drinking cup automatically replenishes itself with clean water, no need chickens to peck any tabs
  2. EASY CLEAN CUP WATERER - The unique doubel wall drinking cup design make it very easy to clean the debris in the cup
  3. NO-WASTE FEEDER - The feeding port makes chickens can t spill or soil feed which save your money
  4. FEEDER WITH RAIN HOOD - Keep feed always dry, no need to put the feeder under cover when using outside of the coop
  5. 2 GALLON / 10 LBS CAPACITY - Holds 2 gallon water and 10 pounds of feed which will result in feeding much less often.
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Farm Innovators Model HPF-100
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  1. This item is a Farm Innovators All-Seasons Heated Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 Gal. Model HPF-100, 100-Watt
  2. Purpose of use for Farming, Poultry Care
  3. This product is manufactured in China
  4. Thermostatically controlled to operate only when necessary
  5. Prevents water from freezing down to 0-degree F
  6. Ideal for year round use
Little Giant
LITTLE GIANT Miller Manufacturing Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 gal.
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  1. Features a vacuum-sealing O-ring cap that creates an automatic water flow
  2. Dent-proof heavy duty plastic allows view of water level
  3. Easy to fill jar snaps onto base
  4. Rugged handle makes transport easy
  5. Made in the use
RentACoop
RentACoop 5 Gallon/ 4 Automatic Chicken Nipple Water Cup Chicken Waterer (Corner Placement)
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  1. ๐Ÿ“ A new and better version of the old orange water cups. No tabs to push and the cup is always half full!
  2. ๐Ÿ“ Great for 80 + days - Hens can dip their wattles in cup of water
  3. ๐Ÿ“ Comes with No-Roost Cap to prevent chickens from roosting on the waterer
  4. ๐Ÿ“ Designed to be placed in the center of a chicken coop or run. Not recommended for hanging as 40lbs of water puts a load on the strap and bucket walls of any type of bucket
  5. ๐Ÿ“You can hang this bucket for years by using RentACoop s hanging strap - Search Amazon for B07NTMX7Z5

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 Encyclopรฆdia 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.