Background update:Apr 6, 2010

Chick quality and hatchability depend on incubation temperature

To achieve the best possible hatching percentages and highest possible quality in day-old chicks, hatcheries must create a climate that mimics the conditions in a broody hen's nest and create homogeneous temperatures for the embryos.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 18 number 10. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: hatchery, hatching eggs, hatching, temperature, incubation, day-old-chicks, quality


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