Anyone see hatchery eggs hatched on "How's It Made"?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by country lady, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    NW Tennessee
    Boy, the new chicks sure aren't handled with kid gloves, tossed, and dropped on the assembly line. And we thought our three day old chicks were delicate! It is an interesting show for kids.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    I saw it and thought the rough handling of the chicks was totally unnecessary. The worst part was when the sexers just threw the chicks (really hard) down a shaft to the conveyor belt. Makes me want to buy from the smaller hatcheries!

    Kathy in Texas
  3. Kathy1

    Kathy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I saw it, Didnt like it. It was informative though. Did you notice they didnt use the background noises of the hatchery? The workers had noise reducing headphones on. I think the chicks were handled roughly, and those conveyer belts with rollers ....OMG.
  4. Missouri Maiden

    Missouri Maiden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Southwest Missouri
    Rough treatment was horrible and the conveyer belts?!?
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I dropped a day old chick once and about had a heart attack. I cannot imagine throwing those thing around like that!
  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Holy chickens! I could not believe how they are handled! I wouldn't even let my kids, who are the "GENTLE" type, hold our bantams when we first got them. Also, I never heard of sexing chicks by their wing feathers. Is that only with certain breeds?
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Quote:OMG that made me cringe and want to climb in the TV and smack those women for throwing the chicks around like that. [​IMG]
  8. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    I didnt watch it,but in nature,they are actually a lot tougher then we give them credit for..have you ever watched a mom with new babies running around?..they trip and fall into holes and get into all kinds of things but are just fine..look at baby wood and mandarine ducks,the nest box is usually about 2 feet off the ground,they just come out and jump to the ground when momma calls,and arent any worse for it..not saying they couldnt handle them nicer,just saying they are tougher then a person would think..
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:After dropping my 1 day old chick, I found that to be true! But throwing them around is must mean. It's just as easy to set them down.

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