With this system the stock do not come into contact with their own or other birds faeces - an important disease control measure.
Candle: to assess some internal characteristics of the egg by viewing it in a darkened room with a bright light behind the egg.
Single This comb is a moderately thin, fleshy formation of smooth soft surface texture, firmly attached from the beak along the top of the skull with a strong base.
I have seen some of the newbies asking questions about different parts of the chicken so here are some diagrams I have found on the net. The cavity within the circle of points should be deep, the texture of the comb should be fine. Cup A comb somewhat resembling a tea cup, with the edges spiked also called a Buttercup comb.
Buttercup This comb consists of a single leader from base of beak to a cup-shaped crown set firmly on the center of the skull and completely surmounted by a circle of regular points.
Rose A broad comb, nearly flat on top, covered with regular points, and finished with a spike or leader.
It varies in length, width, and carriage according to breed.
Brooder: the equipment used to provide supplementary warmth during the early stages of the chickens life.
The energy used may come from electricity, gas, oil or from other sources.
Chick: the term used to describe chickens from day old to the end of brooding.
Chick-type drinker: a drinker that is more suitable for young chickens to access water.
Caeca: the two blind gut of the digestive tract attached to the distal end of the small intestine.