Abstract: Relation Between Incubation, Chick Quality And Later Performance
Presented On The WPSA In Egypt 2009, By Conny Maatjens
Conny Maatjens, Roos Molenaar, Inge Reijrink and Ron Meijerhof
The goal of a hatchery is a high hatchability and a good chick quality, resulting in a good performance. Incubation conditions need to be controlled and adapted to the requirements of the embryo to optimize embryo development during incubation. Machine temperature should be adjusted to eggshell temperature, as this reflects the temperature the embryo is experiencing. In the field, this is not always the situation.