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CO2 controlled setting and hatching: benefits and drawbacks

To improve hatchability and chick quality, the modern hatchery manager continuously searches for new technologies. Thanks to the enormous efforts of scientists involved in basic as well as applied research projects on avian incubation and embryology, new technologies emerge steadily. The recently introduced carbon dioxide (CO2) controlled setter and hatcher is an example of such a technology. What are the benefits and drawbacks?

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 21 number 2. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: hatchery, climate, environment, setting, hatching, incubators, chicks


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