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German Vet Sexes Unhatched Chicken

25 March 2015, at 11:50am

GERMANY – A German veterinarian will spare male chickens after finding a way to sex chickens while still in the egg.

The breakthrough has won Professor Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns from Leipzig a €30,000 prize for animal protection.

Males tend to have less tasty meat and are routinely killed as they cannot be layers, reports News 24.

Studies show embryos feel no pain, meaning all unhatched males could be discarded without “unnecessary animal suffering”, the magazine added.