06 Aug 2021

What is the origin of the chicken?

The zero phase of the chicken production cycle begins with the “pedigree” birds, the technological reserve of the genetic houses, which generate only 23 great-grandparents for each hen housed.

What is the origin of the chicken?

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Many professionals in slaughter plants are sometimes curious about the origin of the chickens they slaughter. Those who claim it to be “the farms, the origin” are correct, but only partially correct, since the production cycle of chickens from their actual origin to slaughter is much, much longer.

 

The zero phase of the chicken production cycle begins with the “pedigree” birds, the technological reserve of the genetic houses, which generate only 23 great-grandparents for each hen housed.

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The breeders with a life of 65 weeks will only have 42 weeks in production and lay 177.9 eggs per year. Of these, 171.2 or 96.2% of the total will be fertile.

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Eggs collection

In breeder farms, the eggs are collected by hand and automatically collected from the nests in the houses 6 to 8 times a day. After their collection, these are selected to separate the broken, dirty, or defective. Then, the perfect eggs are placed in trays that, in turn, are arranged as drawers in vertical carts that are kept stored under controlled temperature and humidity until they are sent to the hatchery.

 

Transportation and arrival at the hatchery

The trolleys are transported to the hatchery by truck in an equally controlled environment. Upon arrival, they are unloaded, fumigated to remove pathogens from the eggshell, and again stored under controlled conditions before being hatched. No more than 7 days should pass between collection and incubation, with 3 to 4 days being the ideal period.

 

Transfer of the egg to the incubator machine

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