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Poultry Production Study Questions

Identify the definition that best fits the following terms:

  1. Chickens are the most numerous birds in the world.
    True
    False
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  2. Egg products are used for:
    Cake mixes
    Therapeutic vaccines
    Antibodies
    All of the above
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  3. What led broiler chicken production to expand beyond a seasonal, local market during the 1940s and 1950s?
    Advent of commercial poultry vaccines
    Mechanical ventilation systems
    Refrigerated trucking
    All of the above
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  4. Most broiler chickens and turkeys are reared on raised wire flooring.
    True
    False
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  5. Molting refers to:
    Process of making a pelleted diet with heat
    Process of reproductive rest where hens shed/regrow feathers
    Process of ventilation with electric or pneumatic fans
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  6. The breeding chicken flock has moved to "black-out" housing to:
    Save on electrical costs
    Take advantage of the photosensitive nature of the bird for sexual maturation
    Prevent cannibalism
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  7. Restricted feeding of broiler breeder birds is done to:
    Prevent obesity
    Save on feed costs
    Reduce labor costs
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  8. The incubation period of a chicken egg is:
    18 days
    21 days
    28 days
    32 days
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  9. A pullet is a:
    Male chicken of reproductive age
    Means of raising/lowering curtains in a naturally ventilated poultry house
    An immature hen
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  10. Male turkey toms reach 40 pounds when marketed at 18 to 20 weeks of age.

    True
    False

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  11. Poultry manure is routinely applied to fields through:
    Injection
    Surface application
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  12. This type of poultry routinely uses liquid-flush pit and lagoon systems:
    Broiler breeder
    Duck
    Turkey
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  13. These 2 factors have largely reduced time to market for broiler chickens from 12 weeks (1945) to 7 weeks (2002):
    Feeding and watering systems
    Nutrition and genetics
    Ventilation systems and vaccination programs
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  14. To prevent the spread of disease, worker should always travel from:
    Housing for younger birds to older bird housing
    Housing for older birds to younger bird housing
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  15. A laying hen reaches peak egg production:
    4 to 6 days after beginning to lay
    4 to 6 weeks after beginning to lay
    4 to 6 months after beginning to lay
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