Here's how Hy-Line, the company behind the hatchery describes their operation-
The employees of Hy-Line International and our network of family farms understand the important contribution that our breeding flocks play in feeding millions of people around the world. To that end, we are committed to the humane and respectful treatment of each and every bird in our care. All of our employees are expected to be advocates for animal welfare. We have developed and implemented welfare policies that cover all aspects of bird management. Our employees and cooperators are specifically trained on the proper methods of handling birds to minimize distress or injury. Vaccinations against important poultry diseases and free access to nutritionally balanced diets are provided, giving our birds a healthy and safe living environment. Our flocks are under the supervision of caring veterinarians, nutritionists and flock supervisors at all times.
In the event that any member of the general public may witness purposeful or willful neglect or abuse of our birds by employees or agents of Hy-Line, they may send a confidential email incident report to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Sufficient details (your name & telephone callback number, who, what, when & where, etc.) are needed in order for Hy-Line to act on these reports.
If violations of our welfare policies occur and are witnessed by Hy-Line employees, then they are strictly required to report any abuse or violations of policies to any Manager, with Managers then reporting the incident to their Department Director and ultimately to the company President.