July 24, 2015. Candor, North Carolina.
After arrival, the eggs are quickly put into large incubators, or "setters". Each setter holds around 87,000 eggs, ranging from 0 days old, to 18.5 days old. The eggs are rotated once an hour to move the more mature eggs around the room, providing CO2 which helps the younger eggs.
Chicken producer Perdue Farms Inc. has become the first major poultry company to attempt to raise more than half of its flock with no antibiotics, human...more »