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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

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