Breeding Summary

Chicken meat comes from two main species of chicken - the Ross (from Scotland) and the Cobb (from the UK & the USA). New genetic lines are imported from overseas every 1-2...

Broilers

Baby Broilers Eggs from the parents, which will become broiler chickens, are collected twice daily, graded, then transported to company owned hatcheries. One parent female bird...

Parents

Home Sweet Home A breeding farm often contains three custom-designed poultry sheds, each having 1000m2 of floor space. The major poultry producing companies own their own breeding...

Grandparents

Quarantine Regulations Fertile breeding eggs are imported for hatching by the industry every 1-2 years by two major livestock breeding companies. Strict quarantine regulations...

Breeding History

The modern chicken has been selected over many centuries from birds that were originally similar to the Jungle Fowl. Broiler chickens are bred for good feed conversion ratios and...
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