In the past twenty years a lot has happened in the hatchery business. Apart from mergers and the disappearance of several companies, a major development has been that most companies have moved from multi- to single-stage incubation. This allows for significant improvements in the development of the embryo and post-hatch bird performance.
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Keywords: hatchery, incubation, single stage, eggs, performance, embryo, chicks, bio-security