Westover, Maryland - March 20, 2017: An empty hatchery machine at Perdue's Westover Test Farm in Westover, Md. The small hatchery has five machines can hatch 4,680 eggs, equalling 23,400 chicks hatched at the same time. A normal sized hatchery hatches 80,000-200,000 eggs several times a week.
The test farm hatches, houses, and studies the differences between slow growth chickens and their conventional chickens.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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