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domestic fowl

a chicken.
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  • The raising of domestic fowl resulted in the spread of diseases to wild turkeys and unregulated hunting also took its toll.
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domestic fowl

a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and occurring in many varieties Often shortened to fowl
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in animal husbandry, birds raised commercially or domestically for meat, eggs, and feathers. Chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese are of primary commercial importance, while guinea fowl and squabs are chiefly of local interest

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