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BIGGER BIRDS

A new study has revealed that chickens have grown to five times the size they were 50 years ago. However, the study does not reveal that chickens may be big enough to take over the world any time soon, but rather it is for commercial reasons that they are increasing in size, with the data collated from 1957 to 2005 showing growth increased by over 400%, with a concurrent 50% reduction in feed conversion ratio.