Turkey Sexing

NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY\’S LARGEST PRODUCERS OF TURKEY. IT\’S BIG BUSINESS IN THIS COUNTRY, WITH PROFITS OF UP TO 8 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. HOW SUCCESSFUL THE INDUSTRY IS DEPENDS LARGELY ON HOW EFFICIENT TURKEY HATCHERIES ARE. THE MALE AND FEMALE CHICKS ARE SEPARATED RIGHT AFTER THEY HATCH BECAUSE THEY GROW AT DIFFERENT RATES AND NEED TO BE FED DIFFERENTLY. IN MANY HATCHERIES, WORKERS FROM ASIA SEPARATE THE CHICKS – THE PROCESS IS CALLED \’SEXING TURKEYS. \’ WUNC\’S JESSICA JONES REPORTS THAT IT\’S NOT AS EASY AS YOU MIGHT THINK.

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