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  • noun Plural form of broiler.


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  • Alabama's poultry industry is the third-largest in the US, producing about one billion meat chickens called broilers every year, and officials estimate it could be six months to a year before the industry resumes full production.

    BBC News - Home 2011

  • The capacities of the market-basket, as then and there revealed, are prodigious, rivalling those of the trunk of travel; and yet out of the cover will still protrude the legs of unadjustable "broilers" and the green fringes of garden-stuff, and all this not counting in the oyster-pail, or the great watermelon which has to be carried separately by its wooden handle.

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885 Various

  • Then the poultry will return a profitable income in eggs and in "broilers;" and altogether it is easy for an enthusiastic person to show how interest on invested capital and good compensation for labor are to be secured in agriculture.

    Village Improvements and Farm Villages 1865

  • The success of the product allowed them to develop variations on the them, including new products such as broilers and blenders.

    Article Source 2009

  • "broilers," the full-sized ones whose neck frill is merely broken about half an inch wide are "cups," and the small white ones whose frills are not broken at all are termed "buttons."

    Mushrooms: how to grow them a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure William Falconer

  • A 2002 study by Washington State University's Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory found that spent-hen carcasses were four times more likely than broilers to be contaminated with salmonella.

    Old-hen meat fed to pets and schoolkids 2009

  • Widespread power outages have shut down feed mills, processing plants and rendering facilities, which turn offal, feathers and other by-products into protein meal that is fed to the next generation of broilers, disrupting a tightly coordinated production cycle.

    Twisters Pummel Poultry Industry Ryan Dezember 2011

  • Maryland ranked eighth in the nation in 2008 in both the number of broiler chickens -- young chickens raised for meat -- and pounds of broilers produced, according to Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc.

    Eastern Shore poultry company fined record $1 million Lorraine Mirabella 2010

  •  And that's nothing new — in 2007 we found that eight of 10 broilers harbored those pathogens.

    For the weekend: Having chicken for dinner? Prepare it safely 2010

  • Those water-intensive broilers are grown to the specifications of Perdue, et al, and their inputs don't represent physical necessity, but political arrangements.

    The Ecological Impacts of Animal Agriculture 2010


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