Dirty Jobs

Season 1 Episode 7

Chick Sexer

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 16, 2005 on Discovery Channel
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Episode Summary

Mike first heads off to Iowa and discovers the dirty process behind sexing male and female baby chicks. He then goes to Vermont and learns about the dirty work behind brewing beer. Finally, Mike goes to South Carolina and learns how to harvest oyster beds in the mud and later, he recycles oyster shells by planting them in the water to make more oysters.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Mike: This is how they did it in the old days? I never cared for the old days.

    • Mike: Now, it looks like we're about to crash here. Should this cause any kind of alarm? Just the normal kind.

    • Mike: Yeah, that's a great sound. The ground is farting at me.

    • Mike: See I have a knack for picking up the wrong one no matter what I reach for.

    • Mike: It doesn't hurt their wings to hold them like that?
      Tom: No.
      Mike: Those are squeals of joy I'm hearing.

    • Tom (brewery employee): We filter it while it's cold, it'll be clear while it's warm.
      Mike: Filter cold, clear warm.
      Tom: Yes. If one were to filter it warm, it might not be clear cold. Is that clear?
      Mike: You're a complicated man, Tom.
      Tom: Come on, you tell that to all the boys.
      Mike: For a guy with a hose you tell a good story.

    • Mike Rowe: We're just a couple of guys squeezing the crap outta chicks.

    • [Mike and Dave have added hops into another vat.]
      Mike: How hot is it in there?
      Dave: About 212 degrees. Boiling point.
      Mike: That's boiling, yeah. That's why you keep that [lid] shut.
      Dave: Yeah.
      Mike: Safety first.
      [Dave agrees]
      Mike: Where are your safety goggles, Dave?
      Dave: Uhh…
      Mike: Uh-huh. I'll have a chat with OSHA.

    • [Mike and Dave are looking down a vat that Mike is going to clean]
      Mike: How hot is it down there?
      Dave: 148 degrees.
      Mike: Well it's a dry heat.

    • [Mike is talking to some chicks before they are being sent to Oklahoma]
      Mike: You are going to love Oklahoma. Trust me, I've been there. It's beautiful. So much to do. There's Tulsa, there's Oklahoma City. There's… there's Tulsa. Anyhow, it's going to be great.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In the credits, special thanks was given to Robert Barber, Jack London, Nancy Hadley and the Kedron Valley Inn.

    • We learn that day old chicks do not need food or water for the first 72 hours of life. Also when buying chicks by mail you need to get 25 or more so they do not get cold and die.