How are broiler chickens made?

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Question by Els Taronja: How are broiler chickens made?
Like which hen and rooster do you need to have them make broiler chickens? My dad has a chicken farm and he wants to stop buying and start producing them and packaging them…but for that he needs to have the chickens mate…he usually sells them after the first month and a half…any help would be appreciated. What hen and rooster do you need to create broiler chick? Thanks :)

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4 Responses to How are broiler chickens made?

  1. There are a number of breeds that are more meat type than egg type or ornamental. You need to research which types best suit your climate.

    February 21, 2014 at 1:27 am

  2. They AREN’T!!!!
    SIZE,not breed,gender,color…JUST size.
    BRED & FED….NOT fing “made”!

    & wiki is *NOT* research!

    February 21, 2014 at 1:30 am

  3. Broilers are chickens raised specifically for meat production. Modern commercial broilers, for example, Cornish crosses (Cornish-Rocks) are specially bred for large scale, efficient meat production and grow much faster than egg laying hens or traditional dual purpose breeds. They are noted for having very fast growth rates, a high feed conversion ratio, and low levels of activity. Broilers often reach a harvest weight of 4-5 pounds dressed in only five weeks, although more slow growing free-range and organic strains reach slaughter weight at 12-16 weeks of age. Typical broilers have white feathers and yellowish skin. This cross is also favorable for meat production because it lacks the typical “hair” which many breeds have that necessitates singeing after plucking.

    Here’s the catch, Cornish and White Rocks are the varieties used for the cross, AFTER very careful and extensive selections of strains.

    Another thing to consider is all the health problems Cornish crosses develop. By screwing around with the genetics you get fast growing birds with large musculature that can’t move under their own weight, are very susceptible to heat and humidity, very prone to cannibalism, and so on. Your just going to have to research what fits best with your situation, and make choices from there. Good luck!

    Old School
    February 21, 2014 at 2:25 am

  4. they are not made and specially they are product in farm.

    February 21, 2014 at 3:23 am

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