Hormones and Metabolism in Poultry
By Colin G. Scanes
This from the book:
Update on Mechanisms of Hormone Action - Focus on Metabolism, Growth and Reproductions
Edited by: Gianluca Aimaretti with Paolo Marzullo and Flavia Prodam
Pages: 23 pages
Edition: October 2011
Poultry are domesticated species of birds. Birds were domesticated for eggs (chickens, ducks and geese), meat (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, ostriches, emus, pigeons and game birds) or other uses including feathers (ostriches, ducks and geese), leather (ostriches), specific oils (ostriches, emus), cock-fighting (chickens) and homing (pigeons). Table 1 summarizes the approximate time when and the location where the species were domesticated.