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Abbreviation
Meaning
Bator
Incubator
BF
Boy friend
BIL
Brother-in-law
BOSS
Black Oil Sunflower Seed
BR
Barred Rocks - breed
Broody
A hen that wants to set eggs
CBOF
Cantankerous bag of feathers. Applies to any bird with an attitude.
DC
Dear children
DD
Dear daughter
DE
Diatomaceous Earth – microscopic skeletons of prehistoric aquatic plants (diatoms)
DH
Dear husband
DIL
Daughter-in-law
DLM
Deep Litter Method – managing waste products on coop floors
DM
Dear mother
DS
Dear daughter
DSD
Dear step daughter
DSF
Dear step father
DSM
Dear step mother
DSS
Dear step son
DW
Dear wife
EE
Easter Egger. A breed that lays green eggs, often a cross with Araucanas / Americanas
FIL
Father-in-law
GF
Girl friend
MIL
Mother-in-law
OEGB
Old English Game Bantam
Orps
Orpingtons – breed
POL
Point of Lay
PQ
Pet quality
RIR
Rhode Island Red – breed
Roo
Rooster
SLW

Silver Laced Wyandottes – breed
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