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This template gives links to both egg laying chickens and meat chickens, in a wide variety of husbandry systems, and a mixture of the reasons for their being farmed. As a consequence, I feel it is confusing to the non-specialist reader. Perhaps it should be split into two templates, one for egg laying hens (e.g. below) and another for meat chickens.DrChrissy (talk) 17:52, 18 July 2012 (UTC)