Abstract: Effect Of Pre-Warming Profile On Hatchability And Chick Quality
Presented On IPE Atlanta, January 2009, By Inge Reijrink
I.A.M. Reijrink*, D. Berghmans‡, R. Meijerhof*, B. Kemp‡ and H. van den Brand‡ *HatchTech Incubation Technology B.V., PO Box 256, 3900 AG Veenendaal, The Netherlands; ‡ Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen university, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Pre-warming of hatching eggs prior to incubation is to prevent condensation and to reduce variation in egg temperatures. The pre-warming profile might affect embryo viability, as it might affect cell death especially when cell viability is reduced after prolonged storage. The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of storage time and pre-warming profile on hatchability and chick quality.