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Red Hocks in day old Chicks or Poults

A day old chick is considered to be of good quality if it has the capacity to grow and mature in line with its genetic potential. The chick is alert and active, with a closed  navel and well developed legs that are soft and well hydrated when the toes are extended or stretched. In addition

By |2020-03-19T16:31:41+00:00March 19th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Hatcher Basket Hygiene for a Clean Start

The hygiene status of the environment into which chicks are hatched has a direct impact on day-old-chick quality and first week mortality. The first environment encountered by the chicks is the hatcher basket and its contents. Hatcher baskets are used intensively, often twice a week. Keeping them scrupulously clean between cycles will pay dividends. Weak

By |2020-02-15T17:16:13+00:00February 15th, 2020|Knowledge center|18 Comments

Adjusting Ventilation! Putting Science into Practice

Reducing ventilation at the start of incubation generally avoids the inlet of cold air. Because moisture is trapped in the closed incubator, the humidifier cold spot is also absent. Consequently closing the valves during the first days improves temperature homogeneity and heat transfer to the eggs, producing a good, uniform environment for continuing embryonic development and

By |2020-01-19T16:51:46+00:00January 19th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Storage of Hatching Eggs! Maintaining Quality

Egg storage is the time between oviposition (laying) and the start of the incubation process for hatching eggs. Optimal hatching results and chick quality can be achieved if eggs are set after an initial adaptation period of about 1 to 2 day(s). This allows carbon dioxide to be released from the egg, which increases albumen

By |2020-01-07T03:14:29+00:00January 7th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments