13 terms

Chicken Scratch

We decided to compile a list of terms that we've found useful when communicating about our birds with other flock owners and/or industry folks. For use on in blog post; http://blog.eggzy.net/
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Chick
Young bird especially of domestic fowl
Down
Soft fine feathers of chicks
Pullet
Young hen usually less than a year old
Hen
Adult female chicken
Layers
Chickens that are raised to lay eggs
Clutch
A number of birds hatched at the same time
Brood
The young of an animal cared for at one time
Cockerel
Young male chicken
Rooster
Adult male chicken
Comb
The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl
Wattles
The fleshy, red-colored growths that hang from the side of a chicken's beak
Flock
A group of birds that live and/or eat together
Scratch
A type of feed that can consist of cracked corn and different types of whole grains