Reproduction in poultry h ave you ever wondered which came first the chicken or the egg either way knowing the process of poultry reproduction and the anatomical parts involved is impor. The avian reproductive system is heterosexual and requires both a male and a female each to contribute half of the genetic constitution of the offspring the male contributes his half by way of the sperm produced by the testes and carried in the semen the female contributes hers in the ovum carried by the egg . This book provides a comprehensive account of reproduction in poultry the book has 12 chapters and an index each chapter has a list of references the introductory chapter discusses poultry breeding methods and production and consumption of poultry products in the world the remaining chapters cover the structure and composition of eggs . Poultry lay eggs in clutches a clutch is a group of eggs laid by a hen on consecutive days after laying a clutch a hen has a rest period of about a day or more and then lays another clutch clutch sizes are species and breed specific for commercial egg layers clutch size is typically large clutch size as well as the number of clutches . Alternative formats all data below are available with an open data commons open database license you are free to copy distribute and use the database to produce works from the database to modify transform and build upon the database
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