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Explanation: CHICKEN FEED: Main Menu
... domestic or non-domestic fowl Broilers: chickens raised to be eaten Meat birds:
old term for broilers Layers: chickens raised to be egg-layers Layer-Broiler ... www.lionsgrip.com/chickens.html
Chickens and Eggs (PEC-BB)
Chickens and Eggs (PEC-BB). ... This file contains the number of layers on hand, eggs per 100 layers and total eggs produced during preceding month by type of flock .
PDF]CHICKENS: Production and Average Number of Layers, State of ...
... Layers Production HASS CHICKENS: Production and Average Number of Layers, State of Hawaii, 1970-2001 POULTRY EGGS: Number of layers, production, and price . www.nass.usda.gov/hi/stats/stat-68.pdf
airmailrpl Brazil Local time: 04:59 Native speaker of: English, Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 3590
4 hrs confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
Explanation: I know farmers in the UK at least speak of LAYERS to refer to their laying hens.
"I have 50 layers in the barn" means that you have 50 chickens for egg-laying/production.
Poultry seems to mean domestic fowls collectively (according to the Collins E. Dic.). I mean both the ones for the table and the ones for laying eggs.
Hope this helps.
Note that hen means the female of any bird, especially the adult female of the domestic fowl.