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on December 16, 2020

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…

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