Small Animal Care and Management

domesticate
the act of taming an animal for use of humans
jungle fowl
wild ancestor of the chicken
waterfowl
ducks and geese
poultry
group name for domesticated birds
broiler
young chicken grown for meat
layer
chicken developed for the purpose of laying eggs
chick
newborn chicken or pheasant
roaster
old chicken used for meat
cockerel
young male chicken or pheasant
cock
adult male chicken or pheasant
rooster
adult male chicken or pheasant
pullet
young female chicken
hen
adult female chicken, duck, turkey, and pheasant
bantam
a small breed of chicken
tom
male turkey
poult
young turkey
drake
male duck
duckling
young duck
gander
male goose
goose
female of the goose family
gosling
young goose
squab
young pigeon that is butchered for meat before it is old enough to fly
hatchery
a place where eggs are hatched
flock
group of birds
pelt
skin of an animal with the hair attached
angora
wool from wool-producing rabbits
buck
male rabbit
doe
female rabbit
hutch
a rabbit cage or house
litter
group of young born at the same time with the same parents
tattoo
means of marking animals for identification
honey
a thick, sweet substance made by bees from the nectar of flowers
hive
place or box in which bees are kept
comb
wax material on and in which bees store honey
apiculture
beekeeping
swarm
group of bees with a queen that leaves an overcrowded hive to find a new home
queen
only fertile, egg-laying female bee in the hive
super
box in which bees store excess honey
worker
female bee that does the work in the hive
drone
male bee
apiary
area where beehives are kept