Double-breasted chickens are a type of fast-growing chickens, being able to weigh up to 3 kilos in 6 or 7 weeks. Also known as barbecue chicken, broiler, or double breast, these varieties of birds have a slightly more developed breast than others and have early growth. It also has a more succulent and juicy flavor, for all this, it is a highly sought-after variety.
Below are all the characteristics, breeds, and feeding of the double-breast or broiler chickens. It should be mentioned that in the eyes of consumers there is no difference between the varieties of breeds of this group of barbecue birds.
Chickens with Double Breast
Large, fast-growing precocious chickens are known as double-breasted chickens, which can reach a maximum weight of up to 3 kilos, in no more than 7 weeks (45 day...
It is very common that in the ranches and backyards, the raising of ducks and chickens is carried out in parallel, many times in the same pen and others separately, whatever the method, there are differences that make it easier to raise the duck over the hens.
Ducks are often thought to be more difficult to raise than chickens since they require a large pond to muddy the entire pen and are larger birds, there is nothing more false than that. Ducks are smarter, neater, and have a behavior that makes handling easier. So below we present a list of the advantages of handling it.
Advantages of Ducks vs Chickens
The behavior is one of the characteristics that differ the most when it comes to raising this poultry, since, unlike chickens, ducks are quieter, so if you want to raise poultry and...
If you are a poultry farmer and you have recently noticed that there are some chickens in the shed with walking problems and you don't know why then we invite you to read this article since here we will talk about the possible causes of this problem.
Generally, the main cause of chickens that have walking problems is due to disease. However, there are also other factors that, although less frequent, also affect the chickens' ability to walk. Next, we will describe some of the most common diseases and factors that cause abnormal gait in birds.
Main causes of chickens with walking problems
"The walking ability of chickens is considered an important welfare parameter." Therefore, if the birds have problems walking, then they will not be able to have a good physical or productive deve...
Probiotics have become very popular in the poultry industry due to the many benefits they offer for the health and productive performance of birds. Currently, there are a wide variety of probiotics for chickens on the market, however, sometimes they are not easy to find and are quite expensive.
Yakult is a fermented milk-based product that contains a large number of probiotics. This product is quite popular for human consumption, however, there are those who use it for birds. If you want to know more about the benefits of beneficial bacteria in the use of Yakult in chickens, continue reading the article.
Benefits of probiotics
Some of the main benefits of supplying probiotics to birds are listed below:
Maintenance of the intestinal microflora.
Increased activity of the digesti...
Raising chickens is costly especially if you are feeding your flock with 100% of commercial feeds. With an average cost of P30/kg of feeds, if you have a layer, your profit is not really that much.
Previously we published the lists of plants and greens that can be a support to your commercial feeds. In this article, we are going to give you more tips on what to feed your chickens and reduce costs by 50% to 60% without compromising growth and quality.
Back in the 90s’ during my teenage years, our family grew a lot of native chickens in our hometown in Negros Occidental. We always had around 100 native chickens roaming around our house. My father never bought commercial feeds. Just grated coconuts, rice bran, grated cassava, and corn.
When I started raising chickens more than 5 year...
Almost 99% of eggs sold in the Philippine market came from layers that are confined in battery cages. But as consumers become more aware of the living conditions of these birds in battery cages on large poultry farms, there is a growing demand for meat and eggs from chickens that are treated humanely.
There are several terms used by chicken growers on calling their flock and sometimes some of these terms are used to mislead the consumers. When you shop for eggs in supermarkets like SM, Puregold, Robinsons, etc, you will be presented with different labels. There are “fresh farm organic eggs”, “cage-free”, free-range”, “premium fresh eggs”, and other terms. These terms are mainly used for marketing purposes. We all know that there are no fresh chicken eggs inside the supermarket. Whether ...
Kabir is one of the most popular chicken lines of breeds in the Philippines and is often the subject of arguments among backyard chicken raisers. The argument of whether Kabir is a breed or not is a never-ending debate and in this article, we will explain what Kabir chicken really is.
Kabir History and Origin
Kabir, the colored chicken was developed by Kabir International, an Israeli company founded by Zvi Katz during the 1960s. In 1999, Kabir International was acquired by Cobb-Europe, a division of Cobb-Vantress, the oldest and one of the biggest chicken breeders in the world. Today, the Kabir brand is marketed by Cobb and is one of the most popular broiler breeds along with SASSO which is ideal for free-range farming.
Is Kabir a Breed?
This is where the argument always starts. When s...
SASSO chickens are one of the most popular chicken brands in the Philippines raised in the backyard and even in large-scale free-ranging like the Pamora Farms in Abra.
SASSO (Sélection Avicole de la Sarthe et du Sud Ouest or Poultry Selection from Sarthe and South West), is a France-based poultry breeding company that was founded way back in the 1950s by French farmer Serge Perrault.
In the 1950s Serge Perrault from southern France wanted to preserve the traditional chicken breeds. His work led to the development of the Sasso T lines. A project by a cooperative of farmers in the same area led to the creation of SASSO when they were involved in the development of the “Label Rouge” specifications for traditional chicken.
It was in the 1990s that SASSO opened a second locat...
Ringworm, also referred to as favus (buni ng manok), is a fungal skin infection caused by a fungus–or more specifically a group of fungi called dermatophytes. The most common dermatophyte species that infect birds are Microsporum gallinae and Trichophyton megini.
Affected chickens may initially develop white, powdery spots and wrinkled crusted along with scabs along their comb and wattles, and sometimes legs. As the infection progresses, the fungus will start to spread to other areas of their head, causing the skin to thicken and appear crusty and scaly. In long-standing or severe cases it may result in permanent damage to their beak and eyelids.
There are many poultry drugs that can be used to treat ringworms but proper care is still needed, and sometimes, home remedy or organic is ...
Called Beijing Fatty in the Philippines, or Beijing Oil (China) chicken due to the appearance of its feathers, the You Chicken is a traditional Chinese breed from the area around Beijing which nearly became extinct in the 1970s. It is now one of 50 rare breeds identified for special protection by the Chinese authorities and a breeding nucleus is maintained by the Oil Chicken Institute at the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Research Institute, which also promotes the breed. Breeding nuclei are also maintained at other Chinese agricultural institutions.
The You Chicken is a dual-purpose breed. The males are slow-growing and take 120 days to reach a weight of 1.5kg (some are also slaughtered at 0.5kg and 1kg at 60 and 90 days respectively).