The transfer of eggs from setter trays to hatcher baskets is routine in the hatchery, while the embryo continues to develop. In the final days of incubation, the embryo prepares for hatching and while embryonic growth slows down at this stage, the maturation of most of the organs continues. The embryo turns its body along
A healthy, well managed breeder flock, receiving a balanced feed ration, will produce good quality hatching eggs. At the moment an egg is laid, it contains an embryo of 30,000 - 60,000 cells. At that point in time, each cell is already programmed for its future function. With the best of care, the hatching
THE STRUCTURE OF THE EGG To be well informed of the factors influencing the quality of the egg (both hatching egg and consumer egg) and those of the incubation and hatching process it is necessary to know the structure of the egg. Below you will find a rough enumeration of the most important parts.