Broiler Production

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
  • George J. Mountney


The United States broiler industry evolved over a period of many years starting with the marketing of young, live surplus cockerels from laying stock in the early summer as fryers or springers. Consumers soon learned that if they purchased a white feathered bird it was probably a White Leghorn whereas if they purchased a bird with barred feathers similar to a Barred Plymouth Rock, it would be superior in meatiness and conformation to a leghorn.


Poultry Meat Broiler Chick Female Line Poultry House Broiler Breeder 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
    • 1
  • George J. Mountney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Poultry ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureCooperative State Research ServiceUSA

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