The Process

With the patented process respeggt can prevent the hatching of male chicks and save them from their ethically unsound fate. The process is based on endocrinological gender identification in the hatching egg. How does endocrinological gender identification work?

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How does endocrinological gender identification work?

On the 8th – 9th day of the incubation, a small drop of liquid is extracted from the hatching eggs for the gender identification. By utilising a non-invasive procedure to extract the liquid the fertilised eggs are left unharmed. Hence the interior of the hatching egg is untouched and remains safe and sound.

The extracted drops of liquid are put into a patented marker outside of the hatching egg. Then a reaction takes place where the colour of the sample changes, making it easy to identify whether the hatching egg is male or female.

The eggs are then sorted into male and female hatching eggs. The male hatching eggs are turned into a high-quality feed. These male hatching eggs gain economic added value when powdered and integrated into the feed recipes for farm animals.
The female hatching eggs are returned to the incubator. After 21 days of incubation, only female chicks hatch, which are reared until they lay respeggt-eggs.