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Inside The Hatcheries?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by PepsNick, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Has anyone actually ever been to a hatchery to pick up chicks or something? If so, what is it like? How are the birds kept? Do they get to go outside at all?

    I would love info on this, can't find any on the web.

    Thank you.

    Nick
     
  2. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:look on youtube just search chicken hatchery and alot of videos will pop up...its really cruel but were not allowed to talk about it on here because we cant talk about animal rights associations or whatever
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:look on youtube just search chicken hatchery and alot of videos will pop up...its really cruel but were not allowed to talk about it on here because we cant talk about animal rights associations or whatever

    Thank you.
     
  4. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:look on youtube just search chicken hatchery and alot of videos will pop up...its really cruel but were not allowed to talk about it on here because we cant talk about animal rights associations or whatever

    Thank you.

    yeah no problem let me know if you find anything useful.
     
  5. butch

    butch Out Of The Brooder

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    Every hatchery is different, I have only seen a little of a hatchery in person, and that was all their big incubators haha pretty cool. and I did see some of their duck pens they were very nice and could go out side in a big pen.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I've yet to search and find videos or photos of inside a hatchery, as in, inside the breeding program. [​IMG] It's like going to a slaughterhouse and asking to see the killing floor. . . They just don't show it to you.

    Most hatcheries have their breeding done by people nearby under a contract though. The breeding is likely done either in warehouse-type buildings or in small runs, and is not watched over at all except for a search for the highest production to sell the most eggs, however it is known that some breeders hired by hatcheries will breed and possibly sell certain pairings or strains for a specialty, such as the local fairs. Most are on a contract to never sell to anyone but the hatchery though.
     
  7. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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