When the chicken became available to all, it began to be produced more quickly, and the quality declined more and more.
In 1923, it took 16 weeks to brew a perfect chicken hard one kilogram. Already in 1933, the breeding period decreased in two weeks.
The trend continued, and today’s experts will say that the chicken we eat today does not taste a chicken at all. This is due to the fact that poultry farmers did not deal much with quality and taste, but with size and color.
In 2005, Canadian scientists successfully raised chickens from different stages of growth. In the meantime, the results showed that chickens are up to four times heavier than in 1957, although they were feed with the same food. The average weight of the chickens in 2016 was 2.8 kg.
Scientists consider this difference in size and weight is evidence of the genetic manipulation of the chickens. Everything is the result of the “chickens of the future” a trend that began in 1948. Then farmers in the United States began to develop chickens with a specific goal – to be bigger, thicker and faster to grow. The end result is the species Arbor Acre – a mixture of two types of chickens, which have become “grandfather and grandmother” of most of the commercial chicken species that we eat today.
For those who didn’t knew: Mass production of chicken for the purpose of human nutrition implies the storage of chickens in large hangars on poultry farms. The chickens before slaughter are stored in small enclosed spaces and in poor conditions, with no possibility of movement. The point of over-feeding and limited movement is to reach the ideal “weight for slaughter” as soon as possible.
On the other hand, although hormones and steroids in this industry are forbidden, it is a secret that chickens regularly are pecked with antibiotics and growth agents. Such artificially forced growth can result in brute pictures of chickens that have achieved a mature growth of the body, but not on the skeleton and veins, so they can not even stand on their own feet.
If the last paragraph is a novelty to you, be sure to see how one chicken is made, no matter how terribly brutal, bizarre, and shocking it is.