How Baby Chicks Are Made....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UrbanMama, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  2. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Oh my God, I always thought it was completely unnatural, but I had no idea that they were put on conveyor belts and thrown around! How in the world do they not break their legs when they throw them like that!? Thank you for posting this, I will never buy chicks from a hatchery again.
     
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  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I know!!!! How cruel is that???? I can't believe they treat those poor babies that way!!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Happens year round, supplies our meat and eggs, and often fuels our hobby. They sure are tougher than they seem! Automation is what probably makes chicks "cheap" to buy from the feed stores.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    This is why I hatch my own. I dont support commercial hatcheries. But thats my opinion [​IMG]. I find it rather distasteful
     
  6. tykris99

    tykris99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am mortifid by that it actually makes me sick to my stomach
     
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    We are probably going to get into trouble, this site is sponsered by all the hatcherys [​IMG]
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    We should not get in trouble since this is there practices. I dont even want to know what happens to all those baby roosters.
     
  9. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Oh God, my mom saw a film about how factory farmed animals are treated and they just throw the boys in the trash. I have a feeling they were an egg producer.
    I just watched the other video, why the hell do they hold them by their wings?! The poor little babies are screaming bloody murder. When I saw the first video, I went in and cuddled my babies. I ordered them from MPC because I can't find breeders anywhere around here. I HATE the idea of shipping and all that, but had no idea what really goes on. I will never do it again.
     
  10. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Buy a 'bator and eggs from here... that's my solution! [​IMG]
     

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