Gender identification in the hatching egg using the SELEGGT process is a unique, patented process for endocrinological gender identification in the hatching egg developed by SELEGGT GmbH. This process was developed from ground research carried out by scientists at the University of Leipzig.

By using the patented SELEGGT process, Respeggt can prevent the hatching of male chicks, thus saving them from an ethically questionable fate. This process is based on endocrinological gender identification in the hatching egg, which uses hormone analysis to determine whether the hatching egg is male or female.

On the ninth day of the incubation process, a small drop of liquid is extracted from the eggs. This is a non-invasive procedure, meaning that the inner part of the hatching egg is not affected and is therefore left unharmed.

The drop of liquid extracted from the hatching egg is analysed using a patented marker. A distinctive colour change in the sample immediately indicates whether the hatching egg is male or female.

According to the result of this test, the eggs are sorted into male and female eggs. The male eggs are then used to produce high-quality animal feed that is an important component of feed recipes for farm animals.

The female eggs continue incubation until the chicks hatch. As a result of the gender identification process, only female chicks hatch after the 21 days of incubation. These then become laying hens for respeggt eggs.

Buying your birds

You can simply call into our farm on a Friday and Sunday to have a look or buy birds. You can also reserve birds through our website for collection from the farm on a Friday and Sunday. Reservations are made against breed types and not specific birds, so you are still able to choose the birds yourself when you collect. Making a reservation ensures we keep that number of the chosen breed for you. Once we have received your order we will check the stock levels and contact you to confirm their availability. If you have not placed an order or have not received our confirmation, please contact us before making a special trip to our farm to avoid any possible disappointment. If any of the birds ordered are not available in the current flock we will let you know when we will next have them and if this is not acceptable then we will issue a full refund of your deposit.

When purchasing poultry from us please either bring your own carrier. Alternatively our cardboard boxes or carriers are available to purchase.

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