Every year, around 300 million male chicks of the egg-laying breeds are killed in the EU alone because they do not lay eggs and it is uneconomical to fatten them.

SELEGGT GmbH seeks to solve this problem. At the University of Leipzig, Prof. Einspanier developed a marker for endocrinological gender identification in the hatching egg. SELEGGT has further developed this fundamental research in such a way that the process is now practice-ready and new flocks of hens are already hatching every week.