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Research finds alternative euthanasia methods for male layer chicks

Carbon dioxide and vacuum treatments could be alternatives for euthanizing day-of-hatch chicks humanely and quickly on commercial scale.

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation announced the completion of a funded research project at Texas A&M University in which researchers found alternative methods for day-of-hatch euthanasia of male layer chicks.

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