The first thing to know is the etymological origin of the term poultry. Specifically, we can state that it is a neologism that has been formed from the sum of three words from Latin:
-The noun “avis”, which can be translated as “ave”.
-The verb “colere”, which is synonymous with “cultivate”.
-The suffix “-ura”, which is used to refer to the result of a specific activity.
It is called poultry farming at techniques, the procedures and the knowledges that allow the development of bird breeding. It is a practice that involves caring for these animals at the domestic level, with some kind of purpose.
Poultry farming, in this framework, encompasses everything related to the raising of birds, including those related to habitat of these animals. According to the interest of the poultry farmer, he can focus on raising chickens, Ducks, turkeys, pigeons or others species.
It is common for poultry to focus on the production of meat already obtaining eggs me pens. With this objective, the breeding of poultry, an activity that can be very lucrative when carried out on a large scale.
Every time one person eat chicken, duck or turkey, prepare a fried egg or wear a hat with natural feathers, you are making use of a product generated from poultry.
Regarding birds like food of human being, almost the entire body is consumed: breasts, legs, wings, etc. Eggs, on the other hand, can be prepared in multiple ways and used in different recipes. That is why poultry farming is important in human nutrition.
In recent years, what has been called organic poultry farming has been shaped. It is based on the following pillars:
-He works with turkeys. Each turkey to be considered organic has to respect a series of conditions: a maximum of 2,500 specimens must be raised per hen house, there must be 10 square meters of space per animal …
-There are also organic chickens, organic chickens …
-Among the main markets that this type of poultry farming has managed to open is the sale of organic eggs. And it is that this has increased significantly in recent years.
-Germany, United Kingdom or France are some of the countries of the European Union where more is betting on organic poultry. And that without overlooking others such as Denmark or Austria.
Beyond birds as food, poultry farming serves for the development of various disciplines. The colombicultureTo cite one case, it is a branch of poultry farming that consists of raising and training pigeons so that they can act as messengers. The canaricultureFor its part, it involves raising domestic canaries that many people decide to keep in cages as pets.
In addition to all the above, we have to point out that there are relevant organizations in the matter at hand. Thus, for example, in Spain there is the so-called Royal School of Poultry, based in Arenys de Mar.