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Managing The Hatch Window

The term ‘hatch window’ is used to describe the time span between the hatching of the first and the last chick in one particular hatcher. However in practice, because it is impossible to look inside each and every hatcher basket without compromising the hatcher climate, the hatch window is estimated rather than measured precisely. If

By |2020-03-14T15:09:00+00:00March 14th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Creating the Ideal Hatching Climate

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

By |2020-03-14T14:35:16+00:00March 14th, 2020|Knowledge center|12 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