- noun common farm birds such as ducks or hens, reared for eggs or to be eaten
- noun a general term for domestic birds kept for meat and egg production. Chickens are the most common. Turkeys and geese are mainly kept as meat birds, while ducks and guinea fowl also produce significant quantities of meat and eggs.
- The name given to all domesticated birds bred for the table or for their eggs, as opposed to game birds which are wild. Includes chickens, hens, turkeys, ducks, ducklings, geese, and guinea fowl.
- noun a general term for domestic birds kept for meat and egg production, e.g. chickens, turkeys, ducks etc.