Recently, my friends son proclaimed that he will not eat eggs because of the industry's cruel treatment of the male chicks. The "edit" website has a short film showing the male chicks being put into garbage bins and "disposed" of. Since the meat birds are a different breed, I guess there is no alternate use for the male chicks. Am I missing something? I am new to this. I did read that certain breeds could be used for both eggs and meat. Perhaps I should look into buying the males and females of a multi-use breed and raising both meat birds and layers. I would love to hear what you think. Thanks. Edit for rule: 2. No PETA or Cock fighting posts, period!