Hormone analysis technique can rapidly sex chicks in ovo
The culling of male day-old chicks will be banned in France, Germany by the end of 2021.
Hormone-based sexing could sex male chicks before they are hatched, helping to reduce or even eliminate male chick culling at layer farms.
Approximately 6-7 billion male layer chicks are culled each year, a major animal welfare and economic concern for the layer industry. Animal welfare organizations have pressured the…