Solving the need for
mass sorting and culling
day-old male chicks
In association with
Male chicks culled globally (2016)
via high-speed maceration, asphyxiation, electric shock, and other means
Industry costs due to male chick culling
A global 50% increase in demand for eggs from 2020 to 2035 will exacerbate the issue of male chick culling at a faster pace
removing the need for male chick culling altogether.
By integrating our technology into your line:
- Our female layer breed will lay eggs, from which only wild-type female layers will hatch
- Male embryo will cease developing in early stage of embryonic development and will not hatch, eliminating the need for sexing, sorting and culling
- Both the egg-layer hens and the table-eggs that they lay are non-GMO, and are genetically identical to the egg-layers and eggs currently used in the industry
Change to Female Parent
Poultry by Huminn utilizes technologies to affect a change to only the female parental Z chromosome which segregates only to male embryos. Due to chromosomal segregation, female layers will never be affected by this change.
Only Female Layers Hatch
Male eggs will cease development at a very early stage of embryonic development due to the maternal Z chromosome. Non-GMO female embryos, receiving only wild-type W chromosomes, will normally hatch and develop without containing GMO.
Non-GMO Poultry Products
Non-GMO female chickens will create poultry products for household use.
Male eggs that do not hatch will contain traces of GMO and can be used for alternative uses (e.g. animal feed), depending on local regulation.
Potential doubling of egg-production capacities
The only solution that prevents male chicks from hatching and eliminates sorting and culling
End to end solution taking into consideration the current production process in the poultry industry
Applied at breeding levels our technology causes only minimal changes to processes used currently in the industry
Ease of integration into the industry interface, only applying minor or no adjustments
Potential savings of 50% in incubation space, significant reductions in egg production costs, and considerable improvement to global sustainability