Technical | Hatching | Embryo development | Eggshell temperature

Heat Stress

A Matter Of Life And Death Importance?

Roos Molenaar, M.Sc.

In practice, high incubation temperatures at the end of incubation are often observed. Embryos experience high temperatures due to cooling and air velocity problems in the incubator, especially during the second half of incubation when heat production increases. Heat production of high yielding breeds has been increased over the years and increases the risk of overheating even more. Is this a matter of life and death importance?

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