Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

Signal of change / Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

By Gwyneth Marcelo / 01 Nov 2016

Thankfully, innovations emerge to solve a horrifying problem..& you were worried about cage free and free range...

"Vital Farms teamed up with an Israeli company called Novatrans and found a way to analyze the chemical makeup of gases that leak from the pores of an egg and determine the sex of the embryo inside. "We are able to trap the gas and read whether it's male, female, or infertile, and do it in a matter of seconds, rather than minutes," says O'Hayer.

O'Hayer says it's possible to make that determination two days after the egg is laid, before it enters the incubation chamber. At that point, it's still possible to sell the eggs containing male embryos as regular edible eggs. It normally takes 21 days of incubation for an egg to develop into a chick that breaks out of its shell."

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