IN YOUR NEXT BITE ... THINK TWICE !!!! See how male chicks are crushed to death in the Hy-Line egg hatchery in Iowa. Mercy for Animals workers obtained a video revealing the cruel treatment of http://www.sodahead.com/question/599369 the chicks that are crushed to death. Those chicks that escape from being crushed by falling from conveyor belts, are left to die. Over 200 million male chicks are crushed to death each year.