Researchers seek gender identity in unhatched chicks

Researchers in Germany are fine-tuning spectroscopic method to determine sex of egg-laying chickens before chicks hatch.

At the Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD) in Dresden, Germany, scientists are working to prevent mass culls of newly hatched chicks by detecting the sex of chicks before they hatch.

According to wire reports, scientists with TUD's Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Corus are refining a technique that could save millions of chicks from being culled moments after they hatch.

The young hatchlings are usually culled simply because they are male, since roosters are deemed largely

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