Abstract | Post-hatch | Eggshell temperature

Abstract: High Eggshell Temperatures: A Matter Of Life And Death Importance

Presented On The IFRG In Norwich 7-8 July 2009 (www.ifrg.org), By Roos Molenaar

R. Molenaar*, R. Meijerhof*, B. Kemp‡, R. Hulet.†, H. van den Brand‡

*HatchTech Incubation Technology, PO Box 256, 3900 AG Veenendaal, The Netherlands; ‡ Wageningen University, Adaptation Physiology Department, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands; † Penn State University, Poultry Science Department, 222 Henning Bldg, University Park, PA, USA

In practice, eggshell temperatures increase often at the end of the incubation process when greater heat production of eggs occurs. Problems with cooling and air velocity in incubators can be the reason for this increase in eggshell temperature. It is critical that eggshell and therefore, embryo temperature, is not too high.

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