How do you show broilers?
I dont believe there is a category in which to show broilers at a sanctioned show.
However, if you can, you would show them like any other chicken.
In 2010 the Sydney Royal Easter Show started a category for exhibition of broilers by school students.
"The Meat Bird pairs Competition in the School Section has been revamped into a challenging competition for schools to compete on a level playing field in the area of growing on trials of commercial meat chickens. The results of these trials will be judged at the Sydney Royal. This competition has the potential to grow into a very healthy challenge for Schools.
The Meat Bird pairs Competition will give Students an insight into modern Poultry genetics and also basic Poultry husbandry."
It was just like showing other chickens, but as this was a 'pairs' competition the two birds that were most alike were selected. We also had to have several options as they were sent to the show at a large size, so there was concern that one might die before the show and mess up the choice. We did have some trouble keeping the birds nice and white as they were spending a lot of time sitting down and this messed their feathers.
There are pros and cons for both. The mortality rate is lower with layers. Broilers are more sensitive to the environment and temperature. You can sell the layers when they are no longer productive in laying eggs. The broilers are sold as soon as they mature, The layers eggs are not seasonal and can make you money all year long.
Broilers are chickens both male and female that will be slaughtered for meat at about 5 to 8 months old depending on weight. Broilers are raised to produce meat. Typically a broiler is fed a diet high in calories, often corn, to quickly bring it to market weight. The younger the bird at optimum weight the more tender the meat.
Hi there. I am from Alabama, USA. I have been buying broiler meat from a farmer not too far from where I live for almost 20 years. Recently I have learnt that this farmer feeds his broilers with broiler meat. Is this possible. Now that I have learnt that his chickens are actually cannabals I have decided to stay away from them. Is this allowed. Can you actually feed broilers with broiler meat. Also that…
Broiler chickens are raised primarily for their meat. The goal of the backyard grower is the same as those that raise broiler chickens commercially; putting weight on the bird as quickly as possible. Broilers are also known as frying or fryer chickens. Broilers are harvested at various ages for Cornish hens, nuggets and chicken parts. Broilers raised at home are generally purchased as chicks.
Broilers are meat-type chickens. Sometimes they are called fryers or frying chicken. Commercial broilers are crossbreds, primarily involving White Cornish and White Plymouth Rock. Commercial broilers are marketed at 4-10 weeks of age, depending on the body weight desired. Broilers are used for products such as Cornish Hens (2.85 lb live weight at about 4 weeks of age), chicken for fast food restaurants (4.1 lb at about 6 weeks of age), chicken for grocery stores…
The difference between a roaster and broiler is the age of the chicken. A roaster is a chicken that has not entered sexual maturity at the time of butchering. They are called roasters because the tenderness of their meat lends itself to roasting. Broilers, on the other hand, are older chickens. Often broilers are hens that are butchered because they have stopped laying eggs. Broilers get their name because their meat is often too tough…
Chickens raised for broilers are processed at about 18 weeks old and never lay an egg. They are for meat only. Raising chickens for eggs means to feed them special diets to maximize egg production, these birds are usually kept for 18 to 24 months and then processed for meat after prime egg laying is over.