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on September 24, 2020

Incubation system could influence poultry sex development

The technology uses vibration during sexual differentiation to influence hormones in the embryo.

New chick sexing technology promises to convert male embryos into egg-laying females.

Approximately 6-7 billion male layer chicks are culled each year, an animal welfare and economic concern.  Animal welfare organizations have pressured the egg industry to find an alternative approach.

Egg producers around the world have pledged to

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