Story: Poultry industry

Chicken sexing

It is necessary to sex chickens to sort out the future female, egg laying hens – which will form the basis of the flock – from the male cockerels, which will be removed. It is a specialised and skilled job. This video, taken in 1954 during a poultry course at Massey College, shows how it is done the easy way.

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Reference: Graduate harvest. National Film Unit, 1954.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - History and early developments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008