Hatcheries are beginning of the end.

These are the places where motherhood ends before it even begins.

Multi-decker wardrobes are an imitation of mother hens. There is no motherhood here.

Here, every aspect is meticulously designed for the sake of profitability and financial gain. Following hatching, laying hens are placed into crates and transported to large industrial farms, where they are confined within large halls. The fate of the male roosters is predetermined even before they hatch; they are considered a by-product. They have three potential paths: they may become food for reptiles or wild animals, a fortunate few might be raised for a short period and experience a fleeting existence, while the majority will meet their end through suffocation in plastic bags or mechanical grinding in mills.

Poultry sheds are like factories where various types of poultry are systematically bred and produced. This includes ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, and even pheasants, all of which can be specifically hatched on demand, catering to the needs and orders of hunters and other consumers.

Each day, tens of thousands of birds depart from the hatchery. Upon arrival at the farms, they are simply deposited onto the ground, destined to familiarize themselves with a space they will never depart from. Their entire existence is confined within the walls of the poultry industry’s buildings. Sunshine and fresh air remain an elusive concept for these birds. Only a minor portion of them will eventually find their place on free-range farms, while the fortunate few will secure a home in backyard gardens.