A team of Egyptian researchers at the Faculty of Agriculture, Benha University succeeded in developing a new breed of chicken called "Banha Chicken" in relation to the university.
The new strain is characterized by abundant egg production and resistance to ailments.
Dr. Mahmoud El-Atrouni, an assistant professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at Benha University, said that the development of this type of poultry came as a result of 11 full years of experiments.
He added that the experiments began in 2007, and the research team tried to search for a better breed than the one in the Egyptian market, so the choice was made between two strains, the first producing eggs in a large way, and the second being resistant to diseases and changes.
He explained that 3 generations and three different colors of chickens were reached, explaining that after reaching mixing a plan for genetic improvement was developed, indicating that it was reached that one chicken lays between 230 to 250 eggs.