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Managing Incubation Temperature to Combat Increased Early Mortality

As a breeder flock ages, the number of ‘clear’ (infertile) eggs increases as a result of decreased fertility and increased early mortality. Consequently, with higher numbers of clear eggs, a higher proportion of the heat produced by developing embryos in the fertile eggs is absorbed by the ‘cold’ clear eggs placed around them. Embryonic temperature

By |2020-01-19T16:16:36+00:00January 19th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

The Importance of Preventing ‘Sweating’ Eggs

Sweating’ of eggs refers to the phenomenon of condensed water sitting on the egg shell surface. This occurs when cold eggs are suddenly exposed to a higher environmental temperature. The warm air with a certain moisture content cools down rapidly directly around the colder eggs. Since cold air contains less water than warm air, relative

By |2020-01-09T15:35:01+00:00January 9th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Impact of Hairline Cracked Eggs on Hatchability and Chick Performance

In general, good quality eggs are selected and placed for incubation. This means that only clean eggs with shell intact should be placed on the setter trays. Dirty or floor eggs and eggs with visible cracks are removed and not placed. Eggs with hairline cracks might often not be recognized and will, consequently, be placed

By |2020-01-07T02:51:33+00:00January 7th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Care of the Hatching Egg: From Nest to Farm Store

  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

By |2020-01-06T15:29:46+00:00January 6th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments