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Drinking Water Vaccination – a few simple rules

Introduction Mass vaccination of a flock via drinking water is a simple and quick method of vaccine administration. It is less stressful for the birds as it does not require individual catching, handling and vaccine administration. However, mass vaccination methods require careful management if they are to be as effective as individual vaccination methods. This

By |2020-05-28T11:55:29+00:00May 28th, 2020|Knowledge center|1 Comment

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

How Hatchery Management changes when starting Single-stage Incubation

Management in a multi-stage hatchery is based on a daily routine of setting eggs according to a strict setting schedule per setter type. The common principle for establishing a setting schedule in a multi-stage incubator is based on the need to transfer metabolic heat from more developed embryos to the less developed, heat-demanding embryos in

By |2020-01-10T03:26:41+00:00January 10th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Storage of Hatching Eggs! Maintaining Quality

Egg storage is the time between oviposition (laying) and the start of the incubation process for hatching eggs. Optimal hatching results and chick quality can be achieved if eggs are set after an initial adaptation period of about 1 to 2 day(s). This allows carbon dioxide to be released from the egg, which increases albumen

By |2020-01-07T03:14:29+00:00January 7th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments

Establishing True Fertility in Hatching Eggs

If it comes to discussions on fertility two different definitions are practiced. A true fertile egg contains a well developed germinal disc (blastoderm), which indicates that the oöcyte, or zygote, was fertilized and an embryo developed during egg formation. Secondly, in the practice of the hatchery fertility is often based on candling, whereby all clear

By |2020-01-05T15:28:49+00:00January 5th, 2020|Knowledge center|0 Comments