Effects of different rearing systems on meat production traits and meat fiber microstructure of Beijing-you chicken.

@article{Fu2015EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of different rearing systems on meat production traits and meat fiber microstructure of Beijing-you chicken.},
  author={Dezhi Fu and Daixi Zhang and Guiyun Xu and Kaiyang Li and Qiong Wang and Zebin Zhang and Junying Li and Yu Chen and Yaxiong Jia and Lujiang Qu},
  journal={Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho},
  year={2015},
  volume={86 7},
  pages={729-35}
}
Beijing-you is a Chinese local chicken which is raised for both meat and eggs. In the present study, we detected the effects of different rearing systems on growth, slaughtering performances and meat quality of Beijing-you chickens at 26-40 weeks of age. Six hundred Beijing-you hens were randomly allocated into two groups at 16 weeks of age and raised in free range or battery cage systems. The body weight, slaughtering performance and meat quality were measured for each group at the ages of 26… CONTINUE READING