Both male and female chickens are used to produce chicken meat. Unlike the case for the egg industry, where only hens are required to lay the lady looking sex Chicken that Cihcken sold for human consumption, both male and female meat chickens can be and are grown for meat and are equally valued by the chicken meat industry.
This is just one of many differences between the two industries…. These days, both male and female meat chickens are generally grown together in the same barns.
However, from about 30 days lady looking sex Chicken age physical differences between the two sexes start to emerge, and by the time they are collected for processing for human consumption which is before they have reached sexual maturityit is possible to differentiate between young male and female meat chickens in a flock. Male chickens tend to grow a bit faster, and at the same age will be a bit bigger than their female counterparts.
Therefore, while the ratio of males to females when they hatch is roughly The meat chickens in the foreground of the photos below are the same age and from the same flock. Can you tell what sex they are?
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