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Chicken

raised months eggs meat

Chicken, domesticated bird raised for its meat and eggs, originating in northern Asia from the jungle fowl. The Leghorn, leading egg breed in the U.S., lays over 300 eggs a year. Chickens raised for meat are marketed as broilers and fryers when under three months old (weighing 2–4 lb/1–2 kg) and as roasters when 4–8 months old (weighing up to about 7 lb/3 kg).

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