Not only is the chicken fit to eat it is cheapest and healthiest source of proteins for humans, especially growing children and those recovering from health problems, and this has been the case for centuries.
No, broiler is a breed of chicken which is a cross between a naturally double-breasted Cornish strain and white Plymouth Rocks , it is not artificially formed.
It gains weight because of the controlled environment it is provided in a temperature and light controlled areas referred to as ‘Control Sheds’ and the special feed they are provided.
The feed provided to the chicken is simple grain (Pearl Millet) enriched with protein, this is standard feed all over the world. The feed production plants are certified and their products follow certain standards, there is nothing harmful for human in it, in fact proteins are building blocks of our body and very beneficial.
No, there is no need to inject chicken with hormones as their growth is due to body building proteins in their food and not hormones. There are 35-70,000 chicken in a shed to inject them would not be possible even if one wanted to, the hormone injection is not available for chicken as it is not required, the injection used for cows cannot be administered to a chicken and finally it costs 160 rupees per injection so giving it to a chicken would make chicken as costly as mutton
Yes a 2 day old chick is vaccinated against the normal diseases as all children are at the time of birth for protection
This is due to wrong connection being made between dairy animals, which are injected with growth hormones daily by unscrupulous people to raise milk production, while chicken does not need this injection to grow.
The chicken only grows in terms of weight not in terms of age, while animals given hormones grow in age also.
It takes a chicken 35-45 days to attain its ideal of 2 - 2.25 kg live weight.
The chicken is an immature bird at the time of slaughter and its reproductive organs are not fully developed, this goes to show that no growth hormone is used in their upbringing
Yes if given time to grow to maturity they can reproduce and lay eggs. Free range chicken are primarily broiler chicken chicks which are raised on farms and not in control sheds, they take 12-16 weeks to mature due to different environment. They reproduce and lay eggs as they mature and grow older
Both are basically broiler chicks, but reared in different environments. Mass produced broiler chicks are grown under controlled environment on high protein diet where the birds gain weight in 35-45 days, while the free range chicken is reared in an open farm where they can run around, on the farm these chicken mature and attains their desired weight in 12-16 weeks.
the ideal weight for live birds of is 2 – 2.25 Kg and for whole chicken (Safi) meat is 1-1.25 kg without gizzard (pota, kaleji)
It means chicken free from disease.
It is necessary by law not to sell diseased or dead chicken, both should be destroyed as it can effect the health of people eating it as well as those handling it. But again some unscrupulous people knowingly sell such birds just to save themselves from loss. The chicken we sell is Safe and Healthy.
that is because 20-25 years back when control sheds and quality feed were not available, chicken were reared in old style high roofed sheds and the optimum meat available from right sized live chicken was 1kg or less, this is still embedded in some peoples mind, although now healthy whole chicken meat weighs between 1-1.4 kg, anything less usually means unhealthy, diseased or dead chicken.