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Scientists Use Laser Spectroscopy to Sex Chicken Embryos

Scientists Use Laser Spectroscopy to Sex Chicken Embryos

A team of researchers from the Dresden University of Technology and the University of Leipzig has developed an innovative new way to sex chicks before they hatch. The technique is 95 percent effective, and could potentially eliminate the need for commercial poultry operations to cull millions of day-old male chicks each year. So how does… Read More »

The Mysterious Minds of Chicken Sexers

The Mysterious Minds of Chicken Sexers

Large chicken farms see thousands of chicks hatch every day. Once they’re hatched, the farms have to determine their sex as quickly as possible before they can be sorted and sent to their respective destinations. Unfortunately, judging the sex of baby chickens is no easy task. Chicken sexers must rely on their intuitions and experience… Read More »