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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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  1. 5G - The polyethylene water jug snaps easily into the base and a vacuum sealed cap control the automatic water flow
  2. Package weight : 3.3 pounds
  3. Rust Proof, dent proof
  4. Package Dimensions : 37.5 L x 37.5 W x 48.5 H
  1. A heavy-duty standalone waterer maintains a constant water level for chickens turkeys and other poultry
  2. Rolled edges for safety seams are constructed and tested for leaks
  3. Sloped top prevents roosting
  4. Can be used with a heater base (sold separately) during winter
  5. Made in USA
  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. 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. Larger capacity (3 gal). Bucket Dimensions: 9 H, 13 Diameter. Overall Height: 14 H
  2. Secure, interlocking lid. Conical lid shape to prevent birds from perching and soiling waterer. Insulated lid traps warmer air inside waterer
  3. Heavy-duty handle for carrying and hanging. Suited for: Up to 35 adult birds. (3) recessed nipples are a drip-catch design.
  4. Detachable 16 ft. grounded electrical cord for non-winter use. Warning: Risk of electrical shock—Connect only to a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the circuit is protected by a GFCI.
  5. Built-in thermostat turns heating element on at 40°F and off at 60°F. 100-watt heater.
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Farm Tuff P5G04 64021 Top Fill Poultry Fountains, 5-Gallon, 5 Gallon
  1. 5G - The polyethylene water jug snaps easily into the base and a vacuum sealed cap control the automatic water flow
  2. Package weight : 3.3 pounds
  3. Rust Proof, dent proof
  4. Package Dimensions : 37.5 L x 37.5 W x 48.5 H
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Miller 9835 5-Gallon Galvanized Poultry Fountain
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  1. A heavy-duty standalone waterer maintains a constant water level for chickens turkeys and other poultry
  2. Rolled edges for safety seams are constructed and tested for leaks
  3. Sloped top prevents roosting
  4. Can be used with a heater base (sold separately) during winter
  5. Made in USA
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KEBONNIXS Automatic Chicken Cup Waterer and Port Feeder Set, 2 Gallon/10 Pounds
  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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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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Premier Heated Poultry Waterer - 3 Gallon
  1. Larger capacity (3 gal). Bucket Dimensions: 9 H, 13 Diameter. Overall Height: 14 H
  2. Secure, interlocking lid. Conical lid shape to prevent birds from perching and soiling waterer. Insulated lid traps warmer air inside waterer
  3. Heavy-duty handle for carrying and hanging. Suited for: Up to 35 adult birds. (3) recessed nipples are a drip-catch design.
  4. Detachable 16 ft. grounded electrical cord for non-winter use. Warning: Risk of electrical shock—Connect only to a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the circuit is protected by a GFCI.
  5. Built-in thermostat turns heating element on at 40°F and off at 60°F. 100-watt heater.

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.