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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

Incubation Times in the Modern Hatchery

The chicken embryo generally needs 21 days (504 h) to complete incubation, including the drying of down (Etches, 1996). In practice however, incubation periods vary considerably, as observed by Laughlin (2007) in large scale field surveys, which recorded pulling times from the setting of eggs of 500 up to 526 hours .This variation can partly

By |2020-03-15T09:28:26+00:00March 15th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Optimal Weight Loss Profiling during Incubation

Good hatchability is dependent on meeting all crucial incubation parameters. One of these important parameters is weight loss. Eggs should lose 11-13 per cent of initial weight during the first 18 days of incubation. Weight loss in hatching eggs is caused by the continuous evaporation of water from the eggs - and inseparably linked to

By |2020-01-19T16:36:03+00:00January 19th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments