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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by roostersandhens, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There is no difference. [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

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    A capon is a castrated male chicken. It often grows to huge sizes, and is tender. They aren't as common as they used to be, because the Cornish Cross was developed. But, people used to eat them, because they grew so large.
     
  3. centrarchid

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    Explain what a cecum is and how is relevant to normal physiology of a chicken? Short answer worth 10 points. Include drawings where applicable.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are some questions for you to answer (I know the answers)!:

    What color egg does the Dorking lay?
    What are the two dominant types of comb?
    Is the single comb dominant or recessive?
    If you cross two blue chickens together, what do you get?
    What is the most common type of meat turkey in the United States?
    How long does it take, on average, for a Cornish X to reach slaughtering size?
    What breed of goose is sex-linked?
    What two birds are used to create a Black Sex-Link?
    How many days before a show should you wash a chicken?
    Should every toe on a Cochin be feathered?

    Could you ask me some questions? I want to see how much I know.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

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    I'm not exactly sure if I'm giving the correct answer. However, I'll try! The cecum are two small blind pouches near the end of the large intestine of a chicken. They have a community of microorganisms that can digest fiber. About every ten droppings, the cecum empty their contents in the form of cecal droppings, which are smellier and often loose and a different color.
     
  6. BantamLover21

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    Not exactly. A capon is a male chicken that has had his testicles removed (so he's been castrated). Capons grow bigger than normal roosters, have hen-like comb/wattle development, and are not usually aggressive. Before the development of the Cornish X hybrid meat chicken, Capons were common; nowadays, though, there are few of them because of their slow growth (ready for eating at 18-20 weeks).
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    x2.
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    Correct!
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    Good description! Almost exactly what I was going to say. [​IMG]
     
  10. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Very good for nine of ten points. What are the fiber sources? Hint, confined birds consume much less than free range birds and one source has lots of nitrogen in it.
     

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