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Brüterei: Töten männlicher Legeküken – Situationsanalyse Schweiz 2004

{Project} Brüterei: Töten männlicher Legeküken – Situationsanalyse Schweiz 2004. [Killing of day-old chicks – situation analysis in Switzerland 2004.] Runs 2004 - 2005. Project Leader(s): Hirt, Helen, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-5070 Frick .

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Online at: http://www.fibl.org/de/schweiz/forschung/tierhaltung.html


Every year about 2.3 million laying hen chicks are produced in Switzerland. This means also 2.3 million male chicks from laying hen lines have to be killed, as they are neither appropriate for fattening nor for breeding.
From an ethical point of view this is a baseless discreation of life.
The implementation of the first organic brooder gave reason to analyse the situation in Switzerland.
A survey with the Swiss brooders, a literature research and an interrogation of experts were carried out.
Results, conclusion, state of the art:
Most of the chicks are killed by CO2. The opinions vary on the ideal composition and concentration of gas mixtures. Newborns are especially resistance to anoxia and incomplete stunning can be observed. The problems aggravate if chicks are stratified on top of each other and if there is residual air or rather oxygen in the down feathering. Maceration would be an alternative as it is rapid and unfailing. But employees dislike it validly as anaesthetically and the dead animals can’t be used no more to feed carnivores.

Summary translation

Helen Hirt (2004):Töten männlicher Legeküken – Situationsanalyse Schweiz 2004. Bericht, Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL)

EPrint Type:Project description
Keywords:Killing of day-old chicks, hatchery, Biogeflügelhaltung, Kükentöten
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Research funders: Switzerland > Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
Switzerland > Other organizations
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Start Date:1 May 2004
End Date:31 March 2005
Deposited By: Hirt, Helen
ID Code:6486
Deposited On:10 Feb 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32

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