The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.
This film is part of Free
Eggs for the Market
Eggs hatch chicks that grow into hens that lay eggs, destined for the breakfast table. Matter-of-fact educational film about hen farming.
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Matter-of-fact in tone, this film was produced by the Essex County Film Department to educate about hen farming and egg production. Silent with intertitles.
Chicks hatch from their eggshells, are sorted into boxes and passed over for sexing. Pullets are separated from the male chicks, the young hens being destined for a life of laying. The film shows four different methods of hen farming, either roaming free range, kept in folds, in fixed runs, or in batteries. The eggs layed are sorted, graded, and packed by hand by young women in a factory. Finally the egg is enjoyed at the breakfast table.