The new process can determine the sex of a chick just nine days after an egg has been fertilised. Photo: AFP

German scientists pioneer method to determine chicks’ gender before they hatch - removing need to slaughter billions of males

  • An estimated 4 to 6 billion male chicks are slaughtered globally every year because they serve no economic purpose
  • Some are suffocated, others are fed alive into grinding or shredding machines to be processed into reptile food
Topic |   Germany

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The new process can determine the sex of a chick just nine days after an egg has been fertilised. Photo: AFP
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