The Ultimate Poultry Quiz
by Staff
In worldwide poultry farming -- domestic birds raised for meat and eggs -- chickens, geese and ducks are the most prevalent types of birds, although in the U.S., turkeys are second only to chickens. Take this quiz for a bird's eye view of the poultry industry.

How nutritious are poultry meat and eggs?

  • not very nutritious
  • highly nutritious
  • meat is nutritious, eggs not

Generally speaking, what kind of meat contains less fat?

  • beef
  • pork
  • Poultry has less fat than most cuts of beef or pork and thus is regarded as healthier.

Why is poultry regarded as a convenient livestock for small farms?

  • relatively small size
  • don't require a lot of care
  • increasing demand for poultry meat

What is a great advantage of egg farming?

  • more profitable
  • consistent demand
  • less perishable

What country is a world leader in poultry production?

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Australia

What makes that country a world leader?

  • growing health consciousness
  • government subsidies
  • large mechanized commercial farms

How big are the poultry farms in the U.S.?

  • 5,000 to 10,000 birds
  • 10,000 to 100,000 birds
  • 200,000 to 400,000 birds

What percentage of cash receipts from farm marketing do poultry products account for?

  • 9 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent

To what does the term fowl refer?

  • unfair marketing practices
  • vehicle used to transfer chickens
  • chickens

What are cockerels?

  • chickens trained to fight
  • males less than a year old
  • breeding chickens

What is the term used to describe a closely related group of chickens?

  • flock
  • brood
  • run

If a bird is said to be setting, what does that mean?

  • a cockerel preparing for a fight
  • hen carrying eggs
  • hen incubating her eggs

Can a chicken fly?

  • They can until they are one year old.
  • They can only fly short distances.
  • They cannot fly at all.

Do all chickens have combs?

  • only males
  • only females
  • yes

What is the purpose of a chicken's comb?

  • cooling the chicken
  • indicates fight readiness
  • procreation process

Under natural conditions, how many eggs does a hen lay until she broods on them?

  • 6 to 9
  • 10 to 12
  • 13 to 15

How do farmers encourage hens to keep laying eggs?

  • restrict the movements of the hen
  • feed the hens a special diet
  • remove eggs as they are laid

What type of egg is preferred for table use?

  • infertile eggs.
  • white eggs
  • brown eggs

What type of chicken is preferred by egg farmers?

  • Cornish
  • Rhode Island Red
  • White Leghorn

At what age are chickens sold for meat?

  • 8 to 12 weeks
  • 2 to 3 months
  • 8 to 12 months