Toronto Chicken Save, holds weekly vigils at the Maple leaf slaughter plant in Toronto which is just about a block away from the cow slaughter plants. As chicks they are debeaked without any pain relieve(both chickens and turkeys). The machines that debeak them shoot 115v into them. Male baby chicks are ground alive, they are sexed and discarded. Females are kept, males don't even get to see the light of day, usually happens a few days after they have hatched. Chickens that you eat are only 35 days of age. They are grown rapidly and quickly to keep up with the demand. Their bodies grow so fast, their feet can not keep up with their body weight.. Imagine growing that large in just 35 days, it would be a lot. Which is bad for their hearts and overall heath.