domestic fowl


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Related to domestic fowl: Common domestic fowl, pullets

domestic fowl

n.
1. A domesticated bird, such as a chicken, duck, goose, or turkey, that is raised as food.
2. The domesticated chicken, Gallus domesticus.

domestic fowl

or

barnyard fowl

n
(Animals) a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and occurring in many varieties. Often shortened to: fowl
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domestic fowl - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowldomestic fowl - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds
Dorking - an English breed of large domestic fowl having five toes (the hind toe doubled)
Plymouth Rock - an American breed of domestic fowl
Cornish fowl, Cornish - English breed of compact domestic fowl; raised primarily to crossbreed to produce roasters
Rock Cornish - small plump hybrid developed by crossbreeding Plymouth Rock and Cornish fowl
game fowl - any of several breeds reared for cockfighting
cochin, cochin china - Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs
genus Gallus, Gallus - common domestic birds and related forms
Gallus gallus, chicken - a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
bantam - any of various small breeds of fowl
Meleagris gallopavo, turkey - large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
guinea fowl, Numida meleagris, guinea - a west African bird having dark plumage mottled with white; native to Africa but raised for food in many parts of the world
saddle - posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
poultry - flesh of chickens or turkeys or ducks or geese raised for food
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The heart of a chicken has a just proportion to its other organs, and the domestic fowl is, in a state of nature, a gallant bird.
Effects of estrogens during embryonal development on crowing in the domestic fowl.
15,18) In nonpsittacine species, seminomas have been reported in domestic fowl, mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos), guinea fowl (Numida meleagris), dove (Streptopelia turtur), pigeon (Columba livia), swan (Cygnus species), Jardine's babbler (Turdoides bicolor), turkey, and quail (Coturnix species).
HPAI HSN1 virus is found most commonly in domestic fowl, although as of late 2005, it has been found in migratory and resident birds of several orders (mainly Anseriformes) and in pigs, civets, house cats, tigers, leopards, and humans (3).
The human health aspect is a worry to some people but it's got no real basis in fact - people have died around the world but it's only where they've spent a lot of time living with domestic fowl.
The Russians are also carrying out a mass vaccination of all domestic fowl.
It is a truly unique animal - I have read that their brains are 18% bigger than those of other sheep, they can't be kept in captivity beside domestic fowl (they kill them and eat their beaks) and, of course, it is a fact that they survive on the juicy seaweed washed up on the shores of their North Ronaldsay island home off Orkney.
United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
Backyard farmers could have up to six of any combination of rabbits or domestic fowl, such as ducks or quail, up from the currently allowed two.
Appears in the Durham monastic record of 1329 as a food item and was considered a domestic fowl at least until the mid-18th Century.
26) A study in healthy domestic fowl described different normal morphologies of P waves with a range of mean P wave amplitudes in all leads except lead I of 0.