Floor eggs are not hatching eggs

November 03, 2016

Floor eggs are eggs laid outside the breeder flock’s nest boxes in loose housing systems. When a warm, fresh egg is laid on a dirty surface, contaminated material will be drawn into the egg as it cools down. As a result, floor eggs have a higher bacterial load than nest eggs. When set, these eggs can have a disastrous effect on your chick quality.

The following publication from our Research team explains why floor eggs should never be used as hatching eggs. Read the article here.

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