Poultry is the class of domesticated fowl farmed for their meat, eggs or feathers. These most typically are members of the orders Galliformes (such as chickens and turkeys), and Anseriformes (waterfowl such as ducks and geese). The word poultry is often used to refer to the meat. In a more general sense, it may refer to the meat of other animal, such as pigeons or doves, or game animal like quails or pheasants. Pellet making machine can make poultry feed pellets, Fusmar Machinery is a professional feed pellet machine manufacturer.
Large Scale Chicken Farming
Chicken is by far the most popular poultry species utilised by farmers for both meat and egg production. Chicken meat consumption has replaced beef as the primary meat consumed and egg consumption is steady and expected to increase. The term broiler or meat chicken is used by the industry to describe a chicken grown for meat, while the term layer is used for chickens grown and maintained for egg production. Chickens are also affectionately referred to as chooks. There are many different chicken production systems and markets for both chicken meat and eggs. For the broiler industry they include: 1. Intensive litter furbished sheds 2. Free range 3. Certified organic For the layer industry they include: 1. Cage 2. Barn 3. Free range 4. Certified organic On top of varied production systems there are also different diets that appeal to different markets including: 1. Corn fed chicken meat 2. Vegetarian eggs 3. Enriched eggs (e.g. Omega-3) 4. Industry definitions
Broiler is an American word used to describe a meat bird such as chicken, turkey or duck. 1. Chick refers to a baby bird. 2. Chicken can be used when referring to young birds, the entire fowl species or the meat that is eaten by humans. 3. Chook is Australian & New Zealand slang for a hen, or a cooked chicken. 4. Cockerel, cock or rooster are names given to a male chicken. 5. Hen is the name given to the adult female chicken. 6. Pullet is the term used for the immature female layer. 7. A spent hen is one that has finished its productive life.
Many farmers and some suburban householders still like to keep their own poultry for egg and meat production. Most buy commercial crossbred hens at the point of lay and keep them in semi-intensive conditions in the yard. Some use small colony cages or even use a few layer cages in a protected spot. Others buy day-old chicks and rear their own birds. Hope this aritcle can help you know more about poultry farming, if you want to build your own poultry feed pellet plant, please contact us.