Scientists in Japan can clone Rats to taste like Chicken

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Fowl_Odor002, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Fowl_Odor002

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    Do you know where your food comes from?



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  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

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    proof? link?
     
  3. Tanichca

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    Eeeeeewwwww!!! That's it, I am so never eating chicken again! [​IMG]
     
  4. MamaRoo

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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] I just don't get it.

    Why would you ruin the taste of a perfectly good rat. [​IMG]

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  6. Oregon Blues

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    Maybe just as a fun exercise for the scientists, but chickens have a much better growth rate and better feed conversion rate than rats, so there is really no point. It's much cheaper to raise chickens.

    Not a lot of meat on a rat and the caging for rats is much more expensive. They won't stay in standard chicken housing.
     
  7. annageckos

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    Quote:You are right. I raise rats. I have one cage with four, they can easily put away two cups of food a day, not including treats. And the breeder cage with two females and a male eat that much per day, sometimes a bit more. Add more when the babies start eating solid food. As for weight, even a big male rat is not a lot of meat. Think of a rabbit carcass then shrink it down to rat size, you got an appetizer and not much more.
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

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    Quote:Was going to say, "dont they already"?
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Quote:You are right. I raise rats. I have one cage with four, they can easily put away two cups of food a day, not including treats. And the breeder cage with two females and a male eat that much per day, sometimes a bit more. Add more when the babies start eating solid food. As for weight, even a big male rat is not a lot of meat. Think of a rabbit carcass then shrink it down to rat size, you got an appetizer and not much more.

    Yall are assuming the use of costly food. Rats can live of plastics an rubbers. Things we are throwing away. Chickens actually cost more to raise because they are pickey.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

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