Poultry Science Terms - K

Keel: breastbone or sternum of the fowl. This bone has a large surface area to provide for the attachment of the large muscles of flight (the breast muscles)

Keet: baby (chick) guinea fowl

Keratin: key structural material of feathers (as well as wool, hooves, and human skin, hair and nails) 

Kit: group of pigeons; flock, flight

Knob: protrusion from the skull

 

 

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