A friend of mine told me 3 days a while back, what with growth hormones.
That seems just a little optimistic.
So, if I don’t care about how the end chicken looks, or give a toss about how healthy it is, and just care about its weight, how quickly could I get a just hatched chick to the size needed to be sold as an eatable full grown chicken? (Oh, and I don’t care if the end result is edible either).
In Holidays in Hell, P.J. O’Rourke describes a Filipino delicacy that involves boiling an egg that is just about to hatch and eating the near-term chicken fetus. He described it as looking like something the Duckberg Right-to-Life Foundation might put on their posters.