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POSC Exam Notes 22:48 Topics:  Birds Nutrition Statistics Physiology  Genetics Management  10,000 kinds of birds Nine billion raised annually Types of poultry: Chicken              Turkey Ducks Quail  Ostriches Doves Pigeons Geese  Pheasants  Emus  Guinea  Peacock  Swan -People eat chicken because its less expensive to raise and to buy. -Less fat in chicken; better dressing (70% amount of edible meat compared to total body  weight)
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-Poultry – 72% meat; beef – 50%; Pork – 60% -More generations from poultry, more women in the work force. Definitions:  Pullet   young female chicken  from zero days old to the time she lays her first egg. Hen   female chicken any age after her first egg. Cockrell   male chicken one year or less of age Rooster   male chicken over one year of age Broody hen  a female whose hormone level tells her to stop laying eggs and sit on  them. Cornish Hen 
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course POSC 201 taught by Professor Creger during the Spring '11 term at Texas A&M University–Commerce.

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POSC Exam One Notes - POSCExamNotes 22:48 Topics Birds...

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