A giant chicken farm has solved the problems of disposing with unwanted birds – by building a crocodile farm next door.
The chicken farm, in Jevisovice in South Moravia, has to dispose of 50,000 undersized chickens every year, reports Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes.
The huge farm sells 10 million chickens each year but cannot find buyers for birds weighing less than three pounds.
Jan Holy, from the Agrodruzstvo Jevisovice co-operative, said: “The market does not want them and we have to pay to put them down in a carcass disposal plant.
“We plan to breed 1,000 crocodiles to sell for their leather which can fetch up to 350 euros per square metre, and we will also save a small fortune on our chicken disposal costs.”