Scientific | Hatching | Chick quality | Hatching conditions

Temperature and CO2 during the Hatching Phase. I. Effects on Chick Quality and Organ Development

C. M. Maatjens*†, I. A. M. van Roovert-Reijrink*, R. Molenaar‡, C. W. van der Pol*†, B. Kemp†, H. van den Brand†

*HatchTech B.V., P.O. Box 256, 3900 AG Veenendaal, the Netherlands; †Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, the Netherlands; ‡Turi Foods, Devon Meadows, Australia.

The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of eggshell temperature (EST) and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration during only the hatching phase on embryonic development and chick quality.

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