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nine-and-a-half Reporters: Day-old Chicks – Why Millions of Male Chickens Have to Die
Science Film Festival in Indonesia

Eintagsküken© Goethe-Institut Indonesien
Title: Nine-and-a-half Reporters: Day-old Chicks – Why Millions of Male Chickens Have to Die
Original Title: Neuneinhalb – Deine Reporter: Eintagsküken – Warum Millionen männliche Hühner sterben müssen
Category: Family Edutainment
Directors: Sarah Schultes
Produced by: tvision GmbH (im Auftrag für den WDR)
Running Time: 09:30 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Age Guideline: Primary School (9-11)


Just hatched and already they have to die. An estimated 50 million male chicks in Germany are met with this fate every year. They are sorted out and killed right after hatching. This also happens in the hatchery of Werner Hockenberger, where nine-and-a-half reporter Jana visited. Here, the sorting out of day-old chicks belongs to the daily agenda. In this episode, we learn why many male chickens are not even allowed to live a day and what is special about the dual-use chickens of farmer Dietmar Rapp, as well as how to stop the killing.


 

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