17 June 2008
Male chicks, of no economic value to the egg industry, are typically gassed or ground up alive.
...Some egg hatcheries dispose of the male chicks by throwing them into garbage dumpsters, where they are left to be crushed to death or suffocate.
USDA, Animal Welfare Issues Compendium, 9/97 - PDF
* LEARN MORE:
Killing Chickens in a Wood Chipper Discussed in The Canadian Veterinary Journal - Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns
The Sad Fate of Male Chicks in Egg Hatcheries - Video
Egg Hatcheries - Photographs
* ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Chickens are excluded from the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. - From FACTS of Interest