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The story of a broiler hen 
Photos and content was provided by http://is.gd/6KBGzC
Newly hatched and scooped out within minutes
The journey begins...
On the 
conveyor 
belt and 
then 
dropped 
onto 
another!
Through the metal box and into a crate!
A quick shower?
Loads of space to grow up in! To get BIGGER in!
Broiler hens are ‘special’ because they’re modified to grow fat, 
quickly! Why? To meet the growing need for meat! 
This p...
As they get bigger there’s even less space for them!
Here’s an image to show you the difference between a 14 day 
old laying chick and a meat/broiler chick!
Here’s an image to show you the difference between a 7 week 
old laying chick and a meat/broiler chick!
Then the ‘catchers’ get to work - grabbing the hens and 
ramming them into the crates, which causes huge injuries!
And then they’re off the slaughter house for an unimaginable 
experience of pain and disregard.
This is where they’re hung upside down and stunned. 
Machines do this, so the hens aren’t always unconscious!
The next part involves a machine cutting off their head, which 
may not be as accurate as it needs to be! So, the hen is a...
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The broiler hen

  1. 1. The story of a broiler hen Photos and content was provided by http://is.gd/6KBGzC
  2. 2. Newly hatched and scooped out within minutes
  3. 3. The journey begins...
  4. 4. On the conveyor belt and then dropped onto another!
  5. 5. Through the metal box and into a crate!
  6. 6. A quick shower?
  7. 7. Loads of space to grow up in! To get BIGGER in!
  8. 8. Broiler hens are ‘special’ because they’re modified to grow fat, quickly! Why? To meet the growing need for meat! This photo shows you the side-effect of growing so fast. Their legs aren’t strong enough for their overgrown bodies!
  9. 9. As they get bigger there’s even less space for them!
  10. 10. Here’s an image to show you the difference between a 14 day old laying chick and a meat/broiler chick!
  11. 11. Here’s an image to show you the difference between a 7 week old laying chick and a meat/broiler chick!
  12. 12. Then the ‘catchers’ get to work - grabbing the hens and ramming them into the crates, which causes huge injuries!
  13. 13. And then they’re off the slaughter house for an unimaginable experience of pain and disregard.
  14. 14. This is where they’re hung upside down and stunned. Machines do this, so the hens aren’t always unconscious!
  15. 15. The next part involves a machine cutting off their head, which may not be as accurate as it needs to be! So, the hen is alive when it’s put through scalding water, which is a way to make feather removal quicker!

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