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
meat is nutritious, eggs not
Generally speaking, what kind of meat contains less fat?
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?
What country is a world leader in poultry production?
What makes that country a world leader?
growing health consciousness
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?
To what does the term fowl refer?
unfair marketing practices
vehicle used to transfer chickens
What are cockerels?
chickens trained to fight
males less than a year old
What is the term used to describe a closely related group of chickens?
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?
What is the purpose of a chicken's comb?
cooling the chicken
indicates fight readiness
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?