In the case of chickens, being born male can be a serious problem. If you are born in intensive farming, you will almost certainly not make it past the first day of life. Male chicks do not produce eggs and consequently cannot, ça va sans dire, become laying hens. Not only that: they also have a slower development which makes them less competitive even as future steaks of meat for human consumption, since there are broilers that have been genetically selected at the source – they are chickens that grow much more and much faster – and which usually follow a different production path from that of laying hens. As a result, they are virtually useless for companies. If they were to keep them alive, they would have to feed and care for them and this would represent an additional cost, and moreover a non-repayable one. And so the sooner they are eliminated the better. Usually this happens, in fact, on the first day of life, while they travel on a conveyor belt that takes them to the scrutiny of experts in determining, at first sight, their sex. If they are female they are left on the belt and set off on their new life as egg or meat producers (of themselves). If they are male they end up in a shredder that in a few seconds turns them into lifeless mush.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LAMarcom
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 14:22:15

    “ça va sans dire”

    Don’t speak French
    It makes me scrazy…..


  2. LAMarcom
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 14:23:51

    I am just trying to make you laugh.
    I know this is a serious post.
    I apologize for my stupid sense of humor.
    Not really
    Never mind


  3. LAMarcom
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 14:24:58

    You know how much I love animals..
    I was a vegetarian for some years….. but McDonalds Raped my taste buds


    • Fairy Queen
      Sep 21, 2021 @ 12:57:26

      I grew up in a family where they never ate ready-made foods or frozen food. I grew up never eating junk food and was healthy and happy until the age of 22. Then when I left my parents’ house and started eating other stuff I started to get sick and my health was destroyed. I don’t like sandwiches, I don’t like hamburghers, I don’t like french fries. I have no desire for these things, I don’t like them.


      • LAMarcom
        Sep 21, 2021 @ 14:54:32

        I have an addiction to Pace Picante Sauce (made in San Antonio Texas) and tortilla chips.
        Worse than being alcoholic, but cheaper…

  4. Samantha
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 15:47:33

    I just used a quote today from Pythagoras who said that humand and animals both have souls. This makes me sick -_-


  5. Hetty Eliot
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 17:33:11

    Dear God yes I know about the culling of male chicks…. I hope the people who do this someday get the same treatment.



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