Californian poultry farmers show off battery system with conveyor belts for feeding.
Unused / Unissued material -
Title reads: "'Automated Henhouse' Makes News In California". American voiceovered newsreel material.
Lake Matthews, California, United States of America (USA).
VS In henhouse showing the chickens in batteries with hardly any room for movement. CU Hand throwing switches that start off the automatic feeders for battery chicken. VS In henhouse showing conveyor belt which carries the food past the chickens who help themselves as it passes, at the other side another conveyor belt carries off the new laid eggs. VS Man stacks up the eggs in trays.
(Comb.F.G.) Old record suggests this material dates from around 31/10/1963.