Animal Welfare

As early as possible

From an animal welfare point of view, the timing of sex determination in the egg is of central importance. The sooner, the better. According to current knowledge, no embryo has ever developed a sense of pain until the seventh day of incubation. For every solution scheduled between the seventh and the 15. day of incubation this cannot be excluded. From the 15. day onward a sense of pain has to be assumed.*

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*Source: Wissenschaftlicher Dienst des Bundestags, Zum Schmerzempfinden von Hühnerembryonen, WD 8 - 3000 - 030/17, Seite 5


News & Press Releases


Hyperspectral measurement technology for sex determination in the egg is ready for practical application

Visbek, 3 August 2020. AAT (part of the EW GROUP), the specialist for the development of special...


Carrefour – the first retailer to introduce a method for avoiding male chicks to be killed

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