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What is 45 Days Chicken

The term “45 days chicken” when talking about chicken is more popular in the Philippines than the correct term “broiler”. Especially in Visayan provinces, there are only two types of chickens when looking for breeds to slaughter – the Bisaya (native), and the 45 days chicken.

But what 45 days chicken broiler really is?

The “45-days” term is used only and became popular because this type of broiler chicken can be slaughtered between 38 to 45 days. Commercial growers actually harvest their chicken at 38 to 39 days. A few more days and they will incur losses on feeds.

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What breed is a 45-days old broiler?

Modern white broilers and the most popular ones produced by Cobb-Vantress are usually crossing Cornish Rocks and White Plymouth Rocks. These lines of breeds have been genetically studied a long time ago to perfection that’s why we have a uniform bloodline of broilers today.

Can 45-day-old broilers become layers?

Boilers are developed for meat production and cannot be raised as layers for commercial purposes. Once they reach their maturity age of two months, they will become overweight and diseases due to obesity will start to give them health problems.

If your plan is to breed and have chicks, the probability is very low unless you put them in your backyard and feed them organically to control their fat. A broiler chicken can lay eggs but they are not broody.

Are 45-day-old broilers F1?

45-days old broilers are products of two different breeds so yes, they are F1. Breeding a male and female broiler chicken will probably give you the same result.

Where to buy 45-day-old broiler chicks in the Philippines?

Broiler chicks are available throughout the Philippines. There are many Facebook users selling online and in some public markets, day-old chicks are also for sale. Some bigger poultry supplies also sell day-old chicks. 45-day chicken has the lowest price compared to any other chicken. 

45 days chicken questions and answers

Why is chicken called 45 days?

The “45-days” term is used only and became popular because this type of broiler chicken can be slaughtered between 38 to 45 days. Commercial growers actually harvest their chicken at 38 to 39 days. A few more days and they will incur losses on feeds.

What is the food of 45 days chicken?

Again, we feed corn grits to our baby Kabir chicks and 45-day-old chicks because we love them. The ideal ratio is 25% corn grits and 75% chick booster for every meal (or for every serving of feeds.)

What is the characteristics of 45 days chicken?

The 45 days chicken we are referring to is mainly a breed called White Feather, which originally came from the United States. It is characterized by white feathers, large pectoral muscles, and rapid growth, which can meet human consumption needs for muscles.

How much does a broiler chicken eat in 40 days?

All this may differ as per your farm management & quality of chicks, if a drastic difference in feed intake & Body weight is seen cross check your Management and feed. 42 days– Broiler bird consumes poultry feed of around 1355 grams in last week & body weight of average around 2620 grams.

Is 45 days chicken genetically modified?

Chickens are not “genetically modified” in the way that term is commonly understood. That is to say that the industrially farmed chickens being raised for meat today have not been subject to gene transfers, DNA editing, or splicing in a lab.

At what age are chickens slaughtered?

Within industrial agriculture scenarios, however, the lives of broiler chickens are cut drastically short. Birds can be slaughtered anywhere from 21 days to 170 days old. In the US, the typical slaughter age is 47 days, while in the EU the slaughter age is 42 days.

How fast do chickens grow to full size?

How fast does a chicken grow? Most will reach adulthood in about 18-26 weeks, while some broilers only take 7 weeks to mature and 16 weeks to reach full size! Knowing this, you can figure out which breeds to use in your flock to ensure you are getting enough eggs, meat, and chicks throughout the year.

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