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The Poultry reddit

Poultry - domesticated birds kept by humans for the eggs they produce, their meat, their feathers, or sometimes as pets. These birds are most typically members of the superorder Galloanserae (fowl), especially the order Galliformes (which includes chickens, Guinea fowl, quails and turkeys) and the family Anatidae, in order Anseriformes, commonly known as "waterfowl" and including domestic ducks and domestic geese. The word "poultry" comes from the French/Norman word poule, itself derived from the Latin word pullus, which means small animal. Wikipedia: Poultry

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ID please. I noticed these corny looking bumps on a few feet after making chicken feet broth in a pressure cooker. Is this ok or bumblefoot or fatty/collagen deposits? Curious and somewhat grossed out.

If this is the wrong sub where should I post this query?

18:42 UTC


Duck is Having a Winter Grass Snack, takes a Nice Bath Later!

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Why won't my chickens lay eggs?!

I have several road island reds. They have adequate food, space, and now sunlight.. I feed them Purina Layena High Protein Chicken feed, some kitchen scraps and give them fresh water daily and bedding weekly.

They are 1 year old as of this week. The coup was in a shadier spot and I was told to add an artificial light. No change. I then moved the coup to a place that has direct sunlight from rise to set a week ago. No change.

Are these chickens ill? They seem happy otherwise

19:26 UTC


Can Chicken of tomorrow 1948 scorecards/records be viewed anywhere?

I would love to delve into the breeders,breeds and hybrids that were present in this infamous competition, and see the scorecards and records.

Can they be found anywhere?

11:04 UTC


The Digital Poultry: Simplifying Poultry Farming for Everyone!

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to introduce you to The Digital Poultry, your ultimate tool for managing all your poultry farming needs!

For the past few months, I've been working on this project as a side endeavor. In my area, I've noticed that many poultry farmers still rely on pen and paper or outdated spreadsheets for record-keeping. I wanted to simplify this task for all of you.

With The Digital Poultry, you can securely store all your records in the cloud, access them from any device at any time, and even gain insights into your daily operations.

Our platform helps you safeguard your daily flock records, track sales, expenses, and more. Plus, you'll get insights into important metrics like FCPB, HHEP, HDEP, and others. You can also manage customer and supplier records, generate invoices for sales, collaborate with other users within your farm to increase efficiency and enjoy many other features to streamline your daily operations.

You can start using The Digital Poultry by visiting https://thedigitalpoultry.in. It's completely free for now, though some features are still under development and may not work perfectly. I'm here to assist you in migrating your records from your books or spreadsheets.

If you'd like to learn more about the product or request a demo, feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me at thedigitalpoultry@gmail.com.

Looking forward to helping you revolutionize your poultry farming experience!

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After Bath Routine with His Dad!

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Chickens movement between UK and EU Italy 🇮🇹

Hi all!

I am struggling a little bit with gathering information with regards to what is required for a move of silky chickens (2 boys) from UK and Italy.

It seems that after the Brexit, the information available online aren’t up to the date fully and unfortunately calling Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rual Affairs was pointless as they only referred me to contact Italy.

Anyone has went through this process and could kindly advise on the steps, any tips would appreciated! 💕

11:45 UTC


Boy Says HI to His Dad, Chills at the Field Later!

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Faux turkey mama

Hello folks, haven't been on Reddit in an eternity, but I needed advice and I knew where to go to get it.

Next month on the first or the second, I will be purchasing either ducklings or turkey chicks. I already have the brooder set up, and I have a bird safe play pen and other areas for them to exist until they are old enough to go outside.

But my question is, will leaving the stuffed faux momma bird I made make them bond to it and not me? I work from home and only need to leave the house to get groceries or take my daughter to and from school, but I know there's still only so much time I can spend with them. This is why I sewed together a (albiet ugly) faux momma bird for the little ones to cuddle with when I'm not around.

But will they only bond to it instead of me, or will they still recognize me as mom? Is there another way I can supply them with comfort when I'm not around?

Also do you prefer raising ducks or turkeys? I am suffienctly educated about both speices. But I am torn on what to get. The purpose of the birds will be companionship and maybe eggs.

Thank you for your help.

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05:08 UTC


Animal Care Resources

Hey ya’ll,

I am an animal scientist with nearly 6 years of veterinary experience.

I am starting an educational/private research following for people with an interest in ethical animal care for both livestock and companion animals.

I am interested in all species of animals. Canine, Feline, Avian, Bovine, Ovine, Caprine, Swine, Equine, and small mammals!

I have a bunch of ideas on animal care resources that makes scientific data more accessible to the general public, but I would like some input before pursuing these ideas.

For example:

Easy to use nutrition guides with specific nutrient requirements according to the NRC

Theoretical low cost plans & blueprints for self-sustaining poultry production systems


If you feel compelled to do so, please share some insight as to what types of resources YOU (farmers and pet owners) would like to see for your animals.

Please Include

  1. Species of animal
  2. Why do you feel this is a needed resource? (ie: Is there a lack of information on a certain subject)

Thank you for your time!

23:14 UTC


If you could control your coop door from your smartphone - without buying a new door - how happy would you be?

Hello fellow poultry enthusiasts!

I'm part of a team passionate about making life easier for backyard chicken keepers. We're in the early stages of developing an automatic chicken coop door designed to enhance the safety and wellbeing of our feathered friends. But, to make sure we're on the right track, we need your insights.

Whether you're a seasoned chicken keeper or just starting out, we'd love to hear from you. We've created a short survey to gather feedback on what features are most important to you in an automatic chicken coop door. Your feedback will be invaluable in helping us design a product that truly meets your needs.

Why Participate?

  • Your Voice Matters: Help shape a product that could make chicken keeping more efficient and worry-free.
  • Community Benefit: By sharing your experience, you're contributing to innovations that could benefit the wider backyard chicken community.
  • It's Quick & Easy: The survey takes just a few minutes to complete, and you can do it right from your phone or computer.

Take the Survey Now

We're here not just to gather data but to engage with the community and learn directly from the experts—you! Feel free to share any additional thoughts, stories, or suggestions in the comments. Let's make chicken keeping better, together.

Thank you for your time and insight!

P.S. We're committed to transparency and respecting Reddit's guidelines. This survey is for research purposes only, and all responses will be kept confidential. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly.

17:53 UTC


Does anyone know about peacocks shedding?

I'm writing a romance book and I'm trying to figure out what the quailty of peacock shedded feathers?

07:56 UTC


EMU owners/carers

Hi there! I’m posting to get insight on a situation that I don’t know much about but just doesn’t seem right.

I live in a very cold area (-30 in the winter) and I know emus can withstand those temperatures with proper care and shelter. There is an individual who took care of two emus after the rest of her barn animals were taken from her due to neglect. These emus are located next to a main road, on a bank next to the ocean so it can get very windy, cold and damp. The enclosure does not have much space for these birds to run, and their shelter is two wooden cargo pallets with a blue tarp roof loosely tied to the top. I have never owned birds of any sorts, so I am wondering if this is appropriate for Emus. They have been consistently huddled together in a corner for a month now, I see them daily and they never move.

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18:50 UTC


Is it normal for female ducks to try to mate?

I have 2 female khaki Campbells and 1 male and 1 female Mallards, here recently the two KC girls are humping like rabbits and don't want the male to mate with them at all!!! They have straight up became lesbians, when they used to mate with the male. Is this at all normal!?!

07:21 UTC


Why zero eggs now?

Went from getting this many daily to zero in a period of about 3 days! Any ideas why? Happened once before and I changed to my current feed and they had been doing great. Going on 8 months now and nothing. Tried letting them free range on pasture and nothing. The water?? Any ideas sincerely appreciated!

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Curious Duck bites the Camera!

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Do you guys wash your eggs?

Hello everyone, I am an undergraduate in college, but lifelong chicken raiser, and I am conducting a short survey on the journey of eggs - coop to mouth. The answers to this survey will serve to direct me in a design project this semester.


Thanks for any responses I really appreciate it!

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21:42 UTC


Rooster + hens over a year old, but still no fertile eggs?

I've had my rooster and 10 hens for over a year now, they're isa browns that I got from my local petstock here in Australia, which come from a local breeder.

They're in a safe, fully enclosed large coop, they get fed the recommended crumble each day along with a big bucket of food scraps almost daily. I sometimes let them graze in my vegie patch too.

They all seem perfectly healthy, the hens have a fair bit of weight to them, and of the 10 hens I'm getting around 6-8 eggs per day.

I've checked the eggs a few times over the past few months by cracking open and looking for the blastoderm/blastodisc, but have yet to find a fertile egg. I also haven't seen the rooster do his business.

The previous rooster I had was an absolute unit and was riding his hens like the winner of the Grand National, but this guy hasn't been spotted doing it yet.

What could be wrong, is there anything else I can try?

10:23 UTC


Video Of My Pet Birds Pigeons and Pheasants

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Pheasants started laying early, should I hatch them yet?

I got pheasants right around May of last year. My hens have started laying as of January 20th I live in Minnesota. The weather has been fairly warm as of late with temperatures right around mid 30s. I had originally planned on hatching out eggs that I got in mid April to May, but with weather being predicted to stay fairly warm, should I start incubating these eggs?

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23:12 UTC


Cute Videos Of Our Pet Chickens, Pigeons and Pheasants!

"🐔🐦 Excited to share a glimpse into my backyard world of #PoultryParadise! From charming chickens to graceful pigeons, my feathered friends bring joy and laughter every day. 🌿🌞 Join me in exploring the beauty of backyard living with these amazing creatures! #BackyardBirds #PigeonLove #ChickenLife #FeatheredFriends"

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poultry farm

how much land is required for a 150 000 layer farm. target is to produce 100 000 eggs per day. anyone here with experience on egg farming

thank you

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What to do if flatmate hasn’t bought a turkey for christmas

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