Do chicken breasts in stores come from hens or roosters?
From both actually. When raising meat birds they grow so fast they do not distinguish genders. The birds are ready for market long before the become sexually active and the meat is the same anyway.
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Answer . we look at thier legs . check to see if they have lil knots on thier leg where .the spurs would be .. Answer . \nMales have longer necks and are usually taller, and they have a sort of a thick part of skin where their spurs will grow as they age.
Will chickens rooster an hens related breed I have raised these chickens from eggs came from a friend these chicks are brother an sister will they breed.?
Yes they can breed, but they will be inbred. This may not affect the birds at all, But the more interbreeding between family members, the more suseptible to disease and deformity they become. The best thing to do is swap the roosters with other people with the same problem. you will end up with heal…ther happier chicks. Hope this helps. Regards Chook Butcher. ( Full Answer )
Most farmers do not need more than one or two roosters, the hen is more valuable to them for its egg production. That does not mean you cannot find a willing trader. Check at your local feed /grain outlet and post a note on the bulletin board. Call the local 4H club and see if they have a poultry cl…ub,as the children may be willing to trade a rooster for a hen. ( Full Answer )
Yes It will take a day or two and a bit of fighting but a rooster will not harm the hens.
No, they will lay eggs even if they don't have a rooster. If you want chicks however you have to have a rooster. . Yes chickens doo. they start to lay eggs at about 6-8 weeks of age regardless if there is a rooster around or not. if you have a rooster you can not eat the eggs as they may be fertile…. in extreem heat or cold chickens may not lay for a few weeks expectialy if the temprature changed quickley. chickens also go cluckey, wich means they want to become a mum. they will sit on the nest if the is a egg there or not and can die if it is very hot. it is then they must be taken of the nest by force. when nesting they can be quite frocious and peek you. they will also do this without a rooster. they are great to have around and make your home feel that little bit better. ( Full Answer )
Up to about 4 or 5 months old the rate will be roughly equal, after that Males usually feather more slowly and patchier than hens. The roosters tail will take longer as it has more to grow.
A hen is a female chicken over one year old, before that age they are called Pullets. A rooster is a male chicken over one year old, before that age they are called Cockerels. The hen lays eggs. The rooster does not. The rooster mates with the hen to fertilize the eggs she lays. Roosters a…re usually larger than hens and more gregarious (bolder). A rooster will protect its flock of hens running toward danger while the hens will either freeze or hide when danger is present. Roosters have longer tails than hens and are usually more colorful. An aggressive rooster will attack a stranger in the farmyard and kick some butt but hens run away. ( Full Answer )
Both. Meat birds are mixed gender. Birds used for commercial market are processed at a certain weight not gender or age. BBQ chickens are usually between 2.5 and 4 Lbs depending on the requirements of the end user (restaurant or supermarket).
Vent sexing or identifying the sex of young chicks by looking at its sexual organs is done accurately, only by very well trained people. It takes a long time to learn how to identify the more than 15 different shapes of the cloaca. Chicks are often damaged or killed by squeezing them too hard when d…one by a novice handler.. Feather sexing is based on feather characteristics that differ between male and female chicks.The feather appearances are determined by specially selected genetic traits called sex-link breeds. This can only be done if you have such a breed. It must be present in the chick strain. Most breeds of chickens do not have these feather sexing characteristics and the feathering of both sexes appear identical. Day olds sold at Hatcheries are sometimes offered with this genetic trait.. The easiest method of sexing chickens by a small flock owner is to raise the birds until they begin showing their natural secondary gender characteristics. In males, the combs and wattles will become larger than those on females and the head will become more angular and masculine looking. The female will remain smaller than the male and is more refined or feminine looking. At about two months old and if the chickens are free range, tossing something over their heads will produce a noticeable reaction that will help. The hens will put their heads down and remain still, the roosters among the flock will look up and run around looking for the perceived danger. ( Full Answer )
Not necessarily. In many breeds of chickens both roosters and hens have combs although the roosters combs are usually more pronounced and develop faster than the hens. Combs are described in several ways, such as Peacombs, double combs, single comb and combless such as Silkies. If all your chick…ens are of the same breed then you probably have one of the breeds that only the roosters develop combs or the hens combs are still too small to identify. Check the link below to see various breeds. ( Full Answer )
The tail feathers of a rooster tend to be longer and brighter than those of a hen. Along with the plume, these feathers tend to be the most outstanding feature on a rooster.
The rate in a hatch is normally about 50/50 but small fluctuations in temperature during incubation with higher than normal temperature (100.2F) will result in a larger ratio of male to female hatch.
Yes they can. They can breed. However very few of the eggs will hatch, and the offspring will be sterile hybrids. They do make some interesting looking poultry though! See Related Links
I don't know. by "do it" do you mean have sex? or should i say mate? I don't even think that's possible lol
Chicken eggs from the store will NOT hatch no matter what you do to them. By the time they get to the store they have been away from the warmth of the mother, or any kind of warmth, for far too long to be fertile.
They are both! Most of the chickens in the super markets are raised especially for meat use and grow so fast (heavy) that they are useless for breeding or pets. They are generally crosses between cornish and rock breeds. The roosters may reach market weight a few weeks sooner then the hens but they …will soon follow. ( Full Answer )
Firstly, the bird will either be a hen or a rooster, just to clarify ;). Hens can have spurs, it is 'rare' however.. Also, when you do not have a rooster in with a flock of hens, one hen will assume the dominant role of flock protector, or alpha hen. This means that her comb will grow larger and m…ore red, and she might even begin to mount the other hens and/or crow. This does not mean she is a rooster, but she is simply filling in his place. ( Full Answer )
Roosters- or cockerels, as we call them in Britain- are essential to mate with hens in order to enable the hens to produce eggs. They also serve to protect the female brood from intruders, be these other cockerels or different animals altogether.
Just about any farmn that has them running around will sell you a few. Elevators also will have them.
The chicken is a HEN because it is written at the end that it laid an egg.
Hens are much older than the chickens grown for meat. The older the animal is when slaughtered, the tougher the meat. . Poulets or capons for meat production usually are slaughtered at around six weeks to three months of age. . Hens are slaughtered for stew and soup at the end of their prime bree…ding age, around one and a half years for egg layers, or 2 years for hens that produce eggs for meat birds. ( Full Answer )
Yes, it is infact okay for two chickens to mate that were hatched from the same chicken. That is how mostdomestic chickens are bred.
yep they lay eggs w/o roosters. they just wont ever hatch. that's the kind of eggs u buy @ the store.
No, hens are never homosexual in nature. Not entirely true, there is one rare exception. Sex reversal has been documented in poultry where by a hen will physically transform into a cock. It's called sex-inversion and it is well documented. Although rare, it happens, and usually when there is a lac…k of an available rooster. ( Full Answer )
Because feminist and progressives have been trying to minimize the importance of the male role model 'father' in the family. Not only is this a good questions with concern to evolution, it is evidence of how long the battle to remove fathers from the family has been raging. Of course the Mommy and D…addy Chicken came first. God created the mommy and daddy. ( Full Answer )
If you are taking about the hen sitting on eggs then it will make things easy for you and the hen. you will have a better outcome if you move the hen or take the rooster out.
Chickens are omnivores so yes, they will eat vegetables and greenery but they like bugs/insects also.
Yes. The rooster releases a sperm packet which can last for up to 10 days within the ovary of the hen releasing sperm on each ovulation.
Neither. A rooster is a chicken and a hen is a chicken. Rooster and hen are just the words to distinguish the gender of the chicken from male and female respectively.
you can tell because the rooster have like a small crow when they get older
You can have as many hens as you want with A rooster. It's vital not to have 2 or more roosters together because they will fight over the hens and will eventually fight to death.
Well that means they are ready to mate. And soon when your breeding them the male pecks and bites at the female.
Yes. If there isn't a roster in the flock already then it isn't rare for a hen to turn into a rooster. They even cock-a-doole-do. I have had two hens turn into roosters because the rooster got eaten by a fox... lol
a hen has a minge and a rooster has a willy hope this will help you
If you have two roosters and a hen laying eggs could the chicks come from both roosters or just the alfa?
chicks could come from both roosters as the hen stores sperm and releases it drop by drop as each egg is ready for fertilisation
Yes, the rooster should roost with the hens at night. He is the protector of the flock.
Put your rooster in a different enclosure than your hens. Or maybe get your rooster checked out by a veterinarian to see if he maybe injured which may lead your hens to target him like they do. Chickens have a bad habit of picking on other weak or injured chickens, so this maybe the reason why your …hens are attacking your rooster. ( Full Answer )
First, remove the rooster and treat his wounds. If the rooster is too young for the hens, DO NOT PUT HIM BACK IN. Wait until he is the same size as the hens or bigger. If that isn't the case, when you put him back in after his wounds are healed, watch carefully, and see which hen intigates the… fight. Any who do need to be sold or butchered - but mainly, just need to be taken out of the flock. ( Full Answer )
You only need one. A good mature rooster over 12 months old can easily fertilize up to 15 hens. Roosters do not need to mate with a hen daily but they will. Once a hen has been mounted, the deposited sperm sac will supply enough material for up to 10 days worth of fertile eggs.
I'm assuming here that you aren't opening the can. If you open the can and keep the chicken in the fridge, I'd say I wouldn't keep it more than three days. I have a three day rule about the refrigertor for safety's sake. If the meat is still in the can, there should be an expiration date on the bott…om of the can. You could probably safely eat it for a few months after the expiration date, but if its more than six months, I think I would throw it out. Within the six months, I'd make sure and give it a good looking over and smell test before eating it. ( Full Answer )
Yes, but a rooster is a male chicken and a hen is a female chicken.
Contrary to popular belief, chickens actually CAN fly, although not very well. It depends on the breed, and the size of the chicken. Bantam breeds can sometimes fly quite far, due to their small size. They aren't capable of sustaining flight though.
There really isn't any difference until the birds begin to reach sexual maturity. For broilers there is is no difference, but larger breeds the roosters are just a little tougher. On out farm the hens go in a coop and the boys roam free range till five months then 4 weeks in a fattening coop where t…hey get all the fresh water and feed they can eat, with little room to burn off calories. Then it is off to the freezer they go. Hit me up for a great grilled rooster recipe. ( Full Answer )
Yes, Most roosters will try to defend his flock from any predator. The problem with birds of prey is the angle of attack. The rooster may see the eagle but really has no idea of its target until it strikes. Buy the time the rooster gets to the predator and its victim, it is usually too late. A roost…er that runs from anything attacking his girls is not worth keeping. He's chicken. ( Full Answer )
the rooster will have a much bigger comb than a hen and longer legs and shiny feathers and has a much bigger tail...
Pullets (female chicks) and Cockerels (male chicks) are called "Hens" and "Cocks"/"Roosters" when they turn one year old.
Chickens = The species name for said egg-laying livestock. Roosters (known as cocks in other countries) = Male chickens. Larger than hens, with big combs and fancier tailfeathers. Hens (known as pullets when less than a year old) = Female chickens. They lay eggs, while roosters don't. The…refore roosters and hens are both chickens, but they are opposite genders. The physical difference between them is mainly for reproduction: roosters seem larger and more visually appealing to try to attract the females attention, then the females would decide which male to mate with. ( Full Answer )
Red rooster is a rooster, which is a male chicken. He is not a hen, which is a female chicken.
Since chickens aren't mammals, their "breasts" are not mammary glands. However, "breast" can also mean just the area of the body. Chicken breasts are also known as "white meat" since the flesh is lighter that than of the legs (the "dark meat"). Birds' breast muscle is what powers their wings, althou…gh in domesticated fowl such as chickens and turkeys, its bulk prevents the birds from flying. ( Full Answer )
You don't have to. Some people prefer to eat fertilized eggs, but if the rooster is mean it can hurt the chickens, so the choice is yours.