Thanks to the SELEGGT process, the male hatching eggs from the egg-laying breed can be rejected long before they hatch and no longer need to be killed as day-old chicks.
On the ninth day of the 21 day incubation period, the unfertilised and male hatching eggs are removed together. These are around 55 % of the hatching eggs that were previously in the setter.
The rejected hatching eggs are swiftly turned into a high-quality food supplement (hatching egg powder) with the help of a defined technological process. The essential and valuable components of the hatching egg powder will provide a more efficient way of feeding young farm animals in the future. The male hatching egg powder therefore gains economic added value and can be integrated into the feed recipes for farm animals.