Chickens are the most numerous birds in the world. The chicken is believed to have been domesticated nearly 5000 years ago from wild birds in Southeast Asia. On the other hand, the domestication of the turkey occurred much more recently, by American Indians in prehistoric times. The turkey was introduced into Europe in the sixteenth century by returning Spanish explorers. Settlers emigrating to the U.S. who later bred this European stock with wild turkeys in the Eastern U.S. to produce the ancestors of today's commercially grown turkeys. Poultry processing is the term used by the poultry industry to describe the conversion of live poultry into raw poultry products fit for human consumption. Is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese, for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous.
Related Journals of Poultry Management and Processing:
South African Journal of Wildlife Research, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, British Wildlife, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy