Broken bones in domestic fowl: handling and processing damage in end-of-lay battery hens.

@article{Gregory1989BrokenBI,
  title={Broken bones in domestic fowl: handling and processing damage in end-of-lay battery hens.},
  author={Neville George Gregory and Lindsay J. Wilkins},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={555-62}
}
1. 3115 end-of-lay battery hens and carcases were sampled at set points in the sequence of events that occurred between depopulation of the battery cages at the layer farms and the end of the evisceration line in two processing plants. Live birds were killed in a convulsion-free manner and carcases were dissected to determine the incidence of broken bones. 2. Of the live battery birds 29% had broken bones by the time they reached the waterbath stunner, with on average 0.5 broken bones per bird… CONTINUE READING