Layer Hens

When hatched, layer chicks are sexed at one day old. The little roosters are surplus to the egg industry, so are thrown into crushing machines or gassed, to be recycled for pet food or as food for the meat chickens. The females are placed in cramped sheds until they are old enough to become layers
At 18 months of age they, too, are grabbed by their legs, crammed into crates and are often transported long distances to slaughter, in all weathers.

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