Scientific Name Gallus domestics

Common name Fowl, Chicken

Domestication 2000 B.C in Indus Valley

Species Ceylon, Grey, Green, Red jungle fowl

Classes American, Asiatic, Mediterranean, English

Life span 7-8 years (may upto 12 years)

Body Temperature 105-1070C

Blood pressure 75-175 mmHg Systolic, 140-160 Diastolic

Respiration rate 20-22 bpm

Heart beat rate 375-450 beats /minutes

PCV 30-50

Incubation period 21 days

Semen/ejaculation 0.2-0.5 ml

Sperms/ml 1.75-3 billions

Clutch 50 eggs (2-200 eggs)

Yolk formation time 10 days

Egg formation time 24 hours

Saliva production 7-30 ml/day

Gastric Juices production 8-9 ml/day

Ova in mature hen 3600-4200

Pores in egg shell 8000-10,0000

Taste Buds 300

Blood weight 6% of body weight

Liver weight 3% of body weight

RBC Nucleated

RBC life span 28-35 days

Whole blood clot 2-120 minutes

Nutrients required 50

RBC 2.5-3.5 million RBC/mm3 (male have 5 lac more)

Urinary waste Uric acid

Feaces 12-14 times/day

Urea Formation Liver and Kidney

Toes 4-5

Vertebrae 41-42

Ribs 7 pairs

Slaughtering/ Stunning

Time 1.5-2 minutes Current 90 volts AC or 110 volts DC

Heart Beats per second

  • WLH 300-350 beats/min
  • RIR 250
  • Day old 300-560
  • Quail 500-600